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Alltech Appoints New General Managers

[Bangkok-THAILAND] - Global animal health and nutrition company, Alltech, continues to grow in the Asia-Pacific region with the appointment of Dr. Serge Corneillie as general manager for Alltech Japan and Mr. Matthew Smith as general manager of Alltech New Zealand.

Dr. Corneillie is a native of Belgium, and has been working in the Japanese aquaculture industry for the past 15 years. In addition to his management role, Serge will also provide technical support to Alltech's Aquaculture division in Asia-Pacific.

Serge holds a BSc, an MSc in Science Biology (fish endocrinology) and a PhD (1989) in the area of fish ecology and aquaculture from the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium.

Prior to joining Alltech, Serge worked with Marine Harvest where he held a number of different roles in sales, R&D, supply chain management and operations in France, South Korea and Japan. In 2007, he was appointed general manager of Marine Harvest Japan (Yellowtail Division), where he was responsible for the production of 4000 tonnes and the sales of 5000 tonnes of yellowtail fish.

Matthew Smith has been with Alltech for ten years and has worked extensively throughout Asia, Europe and North America.? He has worked closely with producers and supporting distribution networks around the globe, advising on practical silage topics and general herd management.? More recently, Matthew has been global product manager for Sil-All silage inoculant and was responsible for Alltech's forage programme in Europe.

In his new role, Matthew is responsible for developing the use of Alltech's natural nutritional supplements and production solutions throughout New Zealand.

"I look forward to working with both our Alltech sales and marketing team and our New Zealand partners to bring producers solutions that can help to improve bottom line on-farm profitability and animal performance," says Matthew.

Welcoming Serge and Matthew to the Asia-Pacific team, Alltech's Vice President for Asia-Pacific Steve Bourne said, "Each person has a proven record and professional expertise in the animal feed and aquaculture industries. These appointments reflect Alltech's growth in the Asia-Pacific region and our continued focus on providing holistic, scientifically proven and cost-effective solutions to the animal feed and aquaculture industry."

Alltech's mission is to improve animal health and performance by adding nutritional value to animal feed and, through this, enhance the performance of the animal and increase production.?Since it was founded over 28 years ago, the company has developed a strong regional presence throughout the world with 1,900 employees and a presence in 113 countries. Alltech Japan was founded in Tokyo in 2001.? Alltech New Zealand began operating as a private limited company in New Zealand in 2008, after being represented in New Zealand for over twenty years by Cundy Technical Services.

Alltech is the proud sponsor of the Alltech FEI World Equestrian Games 2010(TM) to be held in Kentucky, USA from the 25th September to the 10th October 2010.

For further information on Alltech, visit www.alltech.com.