Company News: New Hires for Kemin, BioZyme

( Alison Fulton, Farm Journal's PORK )

Kemin Industries Names Haley Stomp Senior Vice President of Marketing


Kemin Industries has appointed Haley Stomp, a 16-year company veteran, to lead its worldwide marketing as Senior Vice President. 

Stomp joined the company in 2003 as a chemical process engineer for Kemin Health and quickly advanced in her career. She took on increasing responsibility within the business unit, eventually moving into a global product manager position for Kemin and oversaw the worldwide launch of a new enzyme for the company. 

Stomp then moved to product management for Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America, before taking on the role of senior marketing manager for the business unit. Shortly after, Stomp was made Director of Marketing and, in 2015, she moved into the executive role of Vice President of Marketing for Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America. Stomp led all marketing initiatives in the business unit, including the expansion of KemTRACE® Chromium throughout the North American agricultural market, before joining the Kemin global leadership team this year.  

Stomp has driven growth in both marketing and sales for Kemin. She has managed all marketing activities for two acquisitions and has developed and implemented new digital capabilities. During Stomp’s time in marketing management for Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – North America, sales and margin tripled. While Vice President of Marketing for the business unit, Stomp generated more than 25% growth year-over-year for three consecutive years. 

Stomp will lead the Kemin corporate marketing team and collaborate with all 16 Kemin business units to enhance strategic marketing. Stomp succeeds Riaan Van Dyk, who transitioned to the role of General Manger for the new Kemin vaccine business, Kemin Biologics, in late 2018. 

Stomp has a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the Tippie School of Management at the University of Iowa.
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Oattes and Silvers Take on New Roles at BioZyme

Jack Oattes, a native of Ontario, Canada, has joined the BioZyme® Inc., staff as one of its newest team members. He will serve as an Area Sales Manager in New York and the Northeast U.S., as well as represent the International Team in Canada. In his role, he will work to develop new and build upon current dealer and customer relations while promoting BioZyme’s many brands. 

Oattes grew up involved on his family’s purebred Charolais and Simmental operation in eastern Ontario, where they raise and market bulls and show cattle prospects. He attended college in the U.S., participating in successful livestock judging teams at Blinn Junior College and at Kansas State University, where he won high individual at the North American International Livestock Exposition. He earned his bachelor’s in animal science with an emphasis in business at K-State. He recently received his master’s in cow-calf nutrition and management from the University of Illinois where he also helped coach the livestock judging team.

Sam Silvers, Junction, Texas, will serve as Biozyme® Inc.’s Area Sales Manager in West Texas, to develop new and build upon current dealer and customer relations.
He has an extensive background in the livestock industry, having raised sheep since he was 9-years-old. He and his family continue to successfully raise show lambs as well as commercial sheep and goats. He earned his master’s in ag science from Texas A&M, Kingsville. He received his bachelor’s from Texas Tech and also attended South Plains Community College, where he participated on the livestock judging team. Silvers has worked as a county extension agent, sold farm and ranch real estate and also sold livestock mortality insurance.
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