Cobb leaders take on new roles

Cobb-Vantress has announced new roles for several key executives around the world. Three leaders, who together have more than 46 years of combined experience at Cobb, will take on new responsibilities to position the company to better meet growing global demand for Cobb products.

Roy Mutimer has assumed the newly created role of vice-president of operations, overseeing global lab operations, animal welfare and facility management. Mr Mutimer previously served as vice-president of Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well as Asia-Pacific (APAC).

Pelayo Casanovas was promoted to vice-president of EMEA and APAC. Mr Casanovas previously worked as the APAC general manager where he established operations in China, New Zealand and the Philippines in the last five years.

Fred Kao was promoted from director of operations for APAC to general manager of the region. He will report to Mr Casanovas and continue to be based in Shanghai.

The announcement comes the same week as the company’s grand opening for its newest facility in New Zealand that will supply Cobb genetics to markets like China, Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.