Robert B. Shirley Joins Adisseo as Poultry Technical Manager

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Robert B. Shirley, Ph.D., has joined Adisseo North and Central America as a Poultry Technical Manager. The Adisseo Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals.

Robert B. Shirley, Ph.D., has joined Adisseo North and Central America as a Poultry Technical Manager. The Adisseo Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals. It designs, manufactures and markets Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme speciality which improves the digestibility of raw materials; and Microvit®, a complete range of vitamins.

Dr. Shirley has extensive knowledge of poultry and animal agriculture, nutrition and molecular biology. This includes more than five years first-hand experience with livestock amino acid nutrition. Dr. Shirley earned a B.S. and M.S. in animal science from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in non-ruminant nutrition. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia with an emphasis in poultry nutrition.

About Adisseo:
The Adisseo Group is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of nutritional solutions for animals. It designs, manufactures and markets four families of animal feed additives: Rhodimet®, an essential amino acid for monogastric animals (poultry, pigs, etc.); MetaSmart® and Smartamine® M, unique methionine products for ruminants; Rovabio®, a multi-enzyme product which improves the digestibility of raw materials and Microvit®, a complete range of vitamins.

Additionally, in 2007 Adisseo further strengthened its position in the field of sulphur products, which are vital for the production of methionine.

In October 2011, Adisseo acquired Innov’ia, one of the European leaders in the design and contract processing of powdered and granulated ingredients for the food, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals industries.

Through this transaction, Adisseo Group strengthened its expertise in the formulation of additives, in research and development and in industrial transfer.

Worldwide, Adisseo Group employs 1,400 people, has four research and development divisions, and five production facilities in France and Spain. Its global distribution network covers more than 2,500 clients in more than 100 countries. In 2011, the group's turnover exceeded €1,1 billion ($1.5 billion USD).

Adisseo Group is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, a key player in the chemical industry in China.

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