Kemin Hires Marc Hoopingarner as Key Account Manager in Southeastern United States

DES MOINES, Iowa – May, 30 2008 – Jeff Murphy, vice president of sales for Kemin AgriFoods North America, announces the appointment of Marc Hoopingarner as the Key Account Manager responsible for Kemin sales development in the territory which covers Delmarva, West Virginia, Virginia, North and South Carolina.

Murphy said, “Kemin is experiencing an exciting period of growth with the launch of a new product in January and several anticipated product launches later in the year. These activities have increased not only our product base but also our customer base. Marc’s sales experience and established working relationships with producers in the area makes him a valuable asset to our team.”

Doug Macklin, who previously serviced these accounts, will now focus solely on managing the Kemin account managers in the East Region in his role as East Region Sales Manager.

Prior to joining Kemin, Marc worked as the Southeast Territory Manager for Motomco, Ltd. where he worked closely with producers to implement, maintain and service rodent control programs. For five years prior to joining Motomco, Ltd., Marc served as marketing associate for Sysco West Coast Florida working in foodservice sales. Marc also served five years in the United States Air Force as an aircrew life support journeyman. Marc resides in Clemmons, NC, with his wife and 9 week old daughter.

The AgriFoods businesses of Kemin focus on Total Nutrition® to help customers achieve a highly effective, consistent system of profitable animal production. Total Nutrition focuses on understanding nutrients and nutricines and their appropriate application in animal feeds. Kemin coined the term “nutricine”, a vital component of Total Nutrition, to identify ingredients that are essential in combination with good nutrition and solid animal husbandry, to maintain profitability while enhancing the health and well being of animals.

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Founded in 1961, Kemin Industries Inc. ( provides health and nutritional solutions to the Agrifoods, Food Ingredients, Pet Food and Human Health and Pharmaceutical Industries. Kemin operates in more than 60 countries with manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Singapore, South Africa, Thailand and the United States.


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