DES MOINES, Iowa – April 25, 2008 – Jeff Murphy, vice president of sales for Kemin AgriFoods North America, announces the promotion of Lew Lewis to Senior Key Account Manager. In this role, Lew serves as the Kemin AgriFoods representative to Kemin customers in the areas of Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas.
Murphy said, “Lew’s unwavering dedication to Kemin and Kemin customers has enabled him to successfully form the necessary relationships with industry members and increase awareness of Kemin products while providing exceptional customer service”.
Lew joined Kemin in 1998 as a commercial sales team member. Prior to joining Kemin, he served as a plant controller and then as a buyer for Ralston-Purina Co. In 1968 Lew was called into service by the U.S. Army to serve in Vietnam where he received the Bronze Star Award for valor. He returned from Vietnam to work six more years in purchasing and commodity-trading with Ralston-Purina, Missouri Farmers Association, Inc., and Wellens & Co., Inc. In 1975 Lew began a 30-plus year career in sales and marketing in different capacities with Diamond Shamrock Corp, Prince Agri-Products and AL Laboratories, Inc./Alpharma, Inc.
Lew has been an active member of the U.S. agriculture industry for the past 40 years, serving on different industry association committees and boards of directors, including the National Feed Ingredient Association and the American Feed Ingredient Association. In 2007, he was named “Salesman of the Year” by The Poultry Federation. Lew holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Emporia State University.
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. (www.kemin.com) 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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Kemin AgriFoods North America, Erin Mitchell, 515-559-5349, [email protected]
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