NARA executives join GFLI leadership, bolster sustainability efforts

Kent Swisher, president, and CEO of NARA has been elected to the GFLI board of directors, while Dr. Charles Starkey, vice president of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at NARA, has been appointed to the GFLI Technical Management Committee.

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The North American Renderers Association (NARA) announced the election of two of its senior staff to key positions within the Global Feed LCA Institute (GFLI). Kent Swisher, president, and CEO of NARA has been elected to the GFLI board of directors, while Dr. Charles Starkey, vice president of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at NARA, has been appointed to the GFLI Technical Management Committee.

Kent SwisherKent SwisherNorth American Renderers Association (NARA)The GFLI board of directors serves as the governing body of the GFLI, overseeing its operations and strategic direction. Comprised of industry professionals, the board is responsible for guiding the Institute's activities and ensuring its mission is fulfilled effectively. NARA noted Swisher's appointment to the board brings his wealth of experience and leadership to this vital role, and Starkey's election to the GFLI Technical Management Committee further strengthens the institute's technical expertise.

As a committee member, Starkey will contribute his scientific knowledge and regulatory insight to support the development and validation of the Animal Nutrition Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) database, a cornerstone of GFLI's mission, said Swisher.

“NARA’s sustainability goals are aligned with GFLI,” said Swisher. “Dr. Starkey and I look forward to helping the institute with their important mission of environmental assessment and improvement.”

Dr. Charles StarkeyDr. Charles StarkeyNorth American Renderers Association (NARA)NARA’s said its dedication to advancing sustainability in the animal food, feed and nutrition sectors, combined with the industry knowledge and expertise that Swisher and  Starkey will bring to the GFLI leadership will be invaluable as the institute continues their mission of promoting environmental assessment and improvement.  

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