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Team Changes Will Speed Development

by Ellen Hardy
05 February 2008, at 12:00am

WORLDWIDE - Natural feed additive specialist Kiotechagil has created two new positions to boost product development, speed up delivery to industry and improve the company's processes and customer servicing. The roles have brought to two key management changes.

Murray Hyden (pictured left) takes on the role of Chief Technical Officer across Kiotechagil. Murray, a graduate of the Imperial College London, will be responsible for developing and introducing new products across the company’s product range. He will be involved with the development of strategic alliances with other companies and government organisations. This includes a closer working relationship with CEFAS (Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science) with respect to the company's Aquatice aquaculture product and other nutritional products with aquaculture applications.

David Bullen (pictured right) becomes General Manager with responsibility for the day to day operations at Kiotechagil. David joined Kiotechagil in 2007 from Novartis where he was head of sales and marketing in key European markets. He was also a Board memeber for Central Europe. In his new role, David will manage, lead and develop a team focused on improving business practice, including customer service, account management, marketing and packaging.

Commenting on th new roles, Kiotechagil Chief Executive Richard Edwards said the business recognised the need for more emphasis and resources on product development and research. "We have a continual flow of new products coming to market. At the same time we also need to bring in new skills to strengthen our day to day operations, customer service and marketing,” he said.

Ellen Hardy