People in the News: Additions at Tonisity and Osborne

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Tonisity Appoints Director and Manager of Customer Success
Tonisity announces two additions to its customer success leadership team. Kyle Montgomery, director, and Brad Carson, manager, will continue to drive world-class customer service as an integral part of the Tonisity culture while helping a growing customer base improve pork productivity.

“Expanding our customer success team is a direct response to rising demand for Tonisity Px, a unique intestinal development product designed for piglets Days 2-8,” Daniel Faidley, general manager, said in a new release from the company. “Veterinarians and producers have seen success with this product in helping litters thrive in those critical first days of life. It’s a solution piglets eagerly consume that equips the intestine to better convert nutrition to weight gain, helping pigs reach their full potential.

“We’re adding the high-level expertise of Montgomery and Carson to ensure our growing customer base is equipped with the product, service and tools needed to maximize the impact of Tonisity Px in their system,” he added.

Kyle Montgomery
Kyle Montgomery

Kyle Montgomery has more than a decade of experience in the global animal health and nutrition sector. He joins Tonisity from Vets Plus, where he led commercial, marketing and business development initiatives. He also led business development efforts with Elanco Animal Health and helped launch a venture capital-backed novel antibody technology for food and companion animals.

“Montgomery will use his global animal health experience to execute Tonisity’s customer success, business alliance and growth strategies,” the company said. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Brad Carson
Brad Carson

Brad Carson will build on his sales and management career with a focus on seeking business relationships for Tonisity in Minnesota and surrounding states. He has an extensive background in building dealer networks and growing customer relationships, which are skills he will use to expand Tonisity’s reach in this key pork production region. Previously, he served as sales manager and vice president for Nedap Livestock Management USA, as well as senior sales manager for Bioverse.

“My passions are people and agriculture, and I’m excited to bring that to Tonisity, a company equally as passionate about helping pigs thrive,” Carson said in the news release. “I’m eager to put my technical product knowledge to work, partnering with customers to identify opportunity areas with Tonisity Px starting at Day 2 of a pig’s life. This product provides a science-based solution to issues pork producers want to overcome by improving intestinal integrity.”

In addition to service in the U.S. military, Carson received training from Alexandria Technical College.

Culbertson Joins Osborne Sales Staff
Osborne Industries, Inc., announces that Cory Culbertson has been named North America Sales Representative for livestock equipment. Culbertson will assist in the distribution of Osborne’s swine management equipment in the Midwest United States.

Cory Culbertson

“As a former swine producer myself, I know the challenges facing the modern producer,” stated Culbertson said in a news release from the company. “In my new role, I hope to help producers discover the tools Osborne has available that help save money and improve efficiency at every stage of production.”

Culbertson brings extensive experience and knowledge of the swine industry and swine equipment to Osborne. He has more than 14 years of experience in pork production as an independent farrow-to-finish producer and was a past director of the Kossuth County Pork Producers Association. Additionally, Culbertson worked as a territory manager for both Smithfield Foods and Hanor Company, with about 14 years of production management experience for their contract finishers.

“We are very pleased to have Cory join the employee-owned team at Osborne,” Amy Conrad, Osborne’s Sales and Marketing Manager said in the release. “He brings knowledge and experience in the industry that will help us to continue developing solutions which meet the challenges faced by producers.”

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