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Alltech welcomes Dr. Curtis Novak to lead U.S. poultry business

April 25, 2023
Curtis Novak

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech is pleased to announce that Dr. Curtis Novak has joined the company as the general manager of its U.S. poultry division. Dr. Novak will be leading Alltech’s poultry team, strengthening alignment across all business units, from research and development to account management.


“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Novak to our team to lead our U.S. poultry business,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “I have known Curtis for more than two decades. What has particularly impressed me about him is that his expertise and depth of experience are matched by a genuine commitment to his customers and colleagues. I am confident that his leadership will empower our poultry team deliver even more value for our customers.”


Prior to joining Alltech, Dr. Novak served as the manager of poultry sales and research at Purina Animal Nutrition. He holds a doctoral degree in poultry science from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Novak started his career as an assistant professor at Virginia Tech, where he focused on the development of local, regional and national programs related to nutrition and management practices for commercial poultry, with an emphasis on meat-type poultry (e.g., broilers and turkeys).


Dr. Novak’s research interests include enzyme supplementation, the environment (as it relates to minerals and nitrogen), non-antibiotic feeding programs and other nutritional factors that affect the overall development and production of poultry. As a result of his work, he has authored and co-authored several manuscripts, extension and trade publications, and abstracts.


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