November 05, 2013

5/11/13: Sellers celebrates senior position

Richard Sellers, AFIA's new senior vice president 
News courtesy of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA)

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) recently announced the appointment of Richard Sellers, a veteran employee of the association, as its new senior vice president.

The promotion was announced at the association's October Board meeting in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Sellers previously served as AFIA’s vice president of feed regulation and nutrition.
“Richard really enjoys working with and helping members,” said Jeff Cannon, AFIA chairman. “He gets far and away the most member calls for advice and leadership, fulfilling one of our ‘4 Promises.’ Richard sets the bar for member services.”
Sellers has served AFIA for 22 years providing leadership on legislative and regulatory issues as well as serving as the organisation’s corporate secretary. He leads AFIA’s feed legislative and regulatory activities with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) and state feed agencies.
“Richard’s contributions to AFIA are continuous and significant, and our organization’s staff and members appreciate his enthusiasm toward the industry and the challenges it can produce,” said Joel G. Newman, AFIA president and CEO. “Richard is my most trusted advisor on many issues, a team player and well deserving of the promotion to senior vice president.”

Sellers holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Memphis, as well as a master’s degree from the University of Arkansas in animal sciences. Prior to joining AFIA, Sellers served as a feed control official for the state of Texas. He is also a registered professional animal scientist with the American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists (ARPAS). 

The feed industry makes a major contribution to food safety, nutrition and the environment, and it plays a critical role in the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish and eggs and pets. More than 70 percent of feed in the United States is manufactured by AFIA members. Visit the website here  


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