|By PR Newswire||
|August 21, 2014 06:00 PM EDT||
NORTHVILLE, Mich., Aug. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Michael Officer now leads Algal Scientific's sales and marketing efforts toward the use of Algamune™ beta-1,3-glucan for livestock animal immune health support and the reduction in the use of antibiotics. As an accomplished agribusiness executive and Tippie Business School (U. of Iowa) MBA, he brings a diverse background in animal agriculture, strategic planning, product and business development and management. His BS and MS (animal nutrition) were earned at the University of Missouri.
He was most recently with Transagra International as Vice President of Sales Marketing and brings six years of experience at Novus International where he had responsibilities for their beta glucan product business and immune modulation therapies. During ten years at Diamond V he was engaged in sales and product management, and product innovation.
Geoff Horst, CEO of Algal Scientific said, "Mike brings science expertise and a strong background in animal nutrition across a broad range of species that complements our team's background in algal biology and production. As a key member of our executive team, he fills a critical role knowing the industry and our customers' needs and interests."
About Algal Scientific
Algal Scientific was formed in 2009 after winning the inaugural DTE Clean Energy Competition and has won several other awards including the $500,000 Grand Prize in the Accelerate Michigan Innovation Competition. Its major investors include global venture funds with presence in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Algal Scientific pioneered the Hypertrophic™ process for the remediation and recovery of nutrients from food manufacturing process streams, reducing the costs incurred for water treatment, facilitating water recycling, and the production of biomass for use in fertilizer and bioplastics.
Algal Scientific is the world's leading producer of algal based beta-1,3-glucan in a sterile fermentation process. Under the Algamune™ brand, the company produces both animal feed and nutraceutical grades of this unique compound. Global research and livestock trials have demonstrated beta glucan's effect on growth rates, feed conversion ratios and resistance to disease challenges.
SOURCE Algal Scientific