Zinpro Corporation, the industry leader in performance trace mineral nutrition for livestock, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals, has announced that Brent Kirn has joined the company as account manager – companion animal. In this position, Kirn will provide companion animal and specialty animal customers with performance mineral nutrition and business-solution sales support. He will also cultivate new companion animal and specialty animal sales opportunities.
“Brent’s extensive experience in pet food, treat and companion animal nutrition will be a great benefit to our customers as they continuously strive to meet consumer demand for healthful, quality products that improve the wellness and performance of their pets and specialty animals,” said Erik Swensson, business development manager – specialty, U.S. sales, Zinpro Corporation. “Brent has a great love of animals – in addition to the business relationships, technical expertise, nutrition and regulatory knowledge and experience – to excel in this position and significantly help our customers.”
Kirn has 28 years of feed, nutrition and pet food industry experience, most recently as a strategic account manager – pet food for a global food and feed additive supplier. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science and a master’s degree in animal science – production management and nutrition, both from the University of Missouri.
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