Company News: Pharmgate and TechMix

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Pharmgate Animal Health welcomes two new members to the company’s leadership team. Randy Buller joins as Vice President of Global Sales, Marketing and Technical Service; and Charles Francisco, DVM, has been appointed as the company’s Director of Veterinary Technical Services.

“Both moves reaffirm Pharmgate’s focus on bringing industry-leading animal health products to producers and veterinarians while providing the very best in technical support and service,” the company said in a news release.

Buller brings more than 35 years of sales, marketing and management experience to the company. Prior to Pharmgate, he served as the President and CEO of Paragon Animal Health, LLC, and previously had spent time in leadership positions at several animal health companies. In his new role, Buller will oversee Pharmgate’s sales, marketing and technical service departments.

Francisco, will be responsible for leading Pharmgate’s technical service team, specializing in both pharmaceuticals and biologicals, including porcine circovirus and mycoplasma hyopneumoniae.

Prior to his role with Pharmgate Animal Health, Francisco was the Director of Technical Service for JBS United Animal Health. He, too, has worked at several animal health companies.

Also joining the Technical Services team is Fabian Chamba as Research Scientist/Clinical Development. Chamba has spent nearly three years as a research assistant at the University of Minnesota, pursuing his PhD while specializing in influenza epidemiology in pigs, including the transmission of swine flux to piglets.

“Our goal at Pharmgate is to be a partner to our customers, both through great products and premium service and support,” said Colin Gray, Pharmgate President and CEO, in the news release. “Randy, Charles and Fabian’s experience will help us to continue fulfilling that mission and I’m thrilled for the work they are going to do with the excellent team we currently have in place.”

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TechMix Summer Internship Program Gives Back to FFA and 4-H

TechMix Global announces its summer internship program that will give 5% of all product sales placed through four summer interns, back to the FFA chapter or 4-H club of the customer’s choice. Giving back to organizations that have such tremendous impact on youth who seek to join the industry is the goal. TechMix has designed this 60-day program to encourage young interns, and support select chapters of these terrific organizations.

This summer, TechMix has hired the following four interns:

Kara Zolocsik (Pennsylvania), is a returning TechMix summer intern and recent Penn State graduate holding a degree in Animal Science. In the fall, Kara will begin full-time employment with Kubota.

Brandon Goering (Michigan), is currently a student at Michigan State University. Brandon’s father is a DVM with a larger herd practice in Ohio which inspired Brandon’s career choice in the industry.

Bailey Fritsch (Wisconsin), is a University of Wisconsin student. She has been active in livestock her whole life – she has her own show pig business.

Sam Gorden (Iowa), is a student at Iowa State University. His father is a DVM working at the ISU School of Vet Medicine. He currently works in the University’s dairy barn and is pursuing an Animal Science degree.

The TechMix summer internship program will run through the end of July… with the 5% proceeds from sales going to local FFA and 4-H organizations in September. To participate, producers need to submit a proof of purchase and the name of the intern calling on them. Complete details are available by contacting TechMix at 877-466-6455.