DULUTH, Ga., Oct. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Merial is pleased to announce the expansion of its companion and large animal teams with the addition of Dr. Zach Mills, who joins the organization as the company's Head of Pet Veterinary Professional Services, and Dan Harter, who joins as the Head of Large Animal Sales.
In his role, Dr. Mills is responsible for leading various technical departments and strengthening Merial's relationships within the veterinarian community, while Harter will manage overall productivity and effectiveness of large animal sales. Both joined Merial in late September.
"Zach and Dan bring tremendous experience to these new roles," said Mike Hamby, Head of U.S. Business Operations, Pets and Large Animal. "Their industry knowledge and experience will help ensure we remain a trusted resource for all of our customers."
Mills has more than 13 years of experience in veterinary medicine.
He most recently worked as the Associate Director of External Innovation and Research Alliances for Zoetis' veterinary medicine research and development division, one of several roles he held with the company, and also spent six years in small animal private practice. Mills attended Kansas State University and earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1999.
Harter has more than 19 years of sales and sales management expertise in food safety, ruminant and equine.
Harter previously served as a Regional Sales Manager at Merck Animal Health. He has extensive sales knowledge and experience in business development; acquisition and integration; business and account strategy development; and CRM platform management. Harter attended the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science.
For more information, visit http://merial.com/en/business/.
Merial is a world-leading, innovation-driven animal health company, providing a comprehensive range of products that focus on disease prevention and overall health and wellness in animals. Merial has three main business areas: pets, farm animals and veterinary public health, and our health solutions target more than 200 diseases and conditions across a variety of species. Merial employs 6,900 people and operates in more than 150 countries worldwide with over €2.5 billion of sales in 2015. Merial is a Sanofi company. For more information, please see www.merial.com; @Merial.
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