Company News: BioZyme and Ralco

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( Lori Hays )

Alan Lee, Gillham, Ark., has been promoted to Director of Domestic Business Development at BioZyme® Inc., with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo. He most recently served as Director of National Sales in the Southern region. In his new role, Lee will lead several teams including the domestic sales, business development, and sales coaching. He will lead sales domestically including building relationships with key partners.

“Alan is a leader full of passion, compassion and integrity.  He has used these traits to grow and support our amazing team and will be an important part of our very exciting future in the additive space,” said Lisa Norton, President and Chief Operating Officer at BioZyme.

As the company grows its additive business, Lee will be instrumental in leading the charge in helping the sales team develop sales strategies for additives in addition to the supplements that so many customers currently know and enjoy. In addition to helping building relationships with key business partners, he will continue to expand new partnerships.

Lee’s passion for the livestock industry and its people started early in life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from the University of Arkansas and was on the livestock judging team both there and at Eastern Oklahoma State College. After college he worked for the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service, and then worked in a variety of sales positions before joining BioZyme in 2012, where he has been a major part of the significant growth of the company. This is his third promotion since he joined the company six years ago.

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Joe Snedden has accepted a new and expanded role as a show pig specialist within Ralco Show. Snedden is an experienced professional in the show industry who many look to as a trusted adviser, said a Ralco press release. 

Ralco President and CEO Brian Knochenmus said, “We are excited to have Joe take this expanded role as Show Professional for Ralco. The knowledge and support Joe can offer our customers and partners will be a key to our continued investment in our Ralco Show brand. We know that it takes a high level of professional, hands-on support and service to help our customers make the most of their animals.” 

Snedden grew up on a stocker cattle operation in Northeast Oklahoma. While in high school, he was the herdsman for a 30-sow show pig operation. After high school, he attended Labette Community College in Southeast Kansas and later attended the University of Central Oklahoma majoring in business administration.

Ralco is a third-generation, family-owned multinational company with distribution in more than 30 countries. A leading global provider of livestock nutrition, animal health products and crop enhancement products; Ralco supports large segments of the livestock, poultry, aquaculture and crop industries.

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