NEW YORK (May 30, 2008)
Dr. Ronnie Green, a respected and noted expert in cattle genetics and genomics, has joined Pfizer Animal Genetics as Senior Director of Global Technical Services. In his new position Dr. Green will lead operations relating to technical support of the entire product portfolio and will work with key stakeholders to develop novel, customer-focused solutions based on cutting edge genomic technologies.
There are few people in this industry with more knowledge and expertise than Dr. Green, and we eagerly look forward to his leadership as we grow our team and service the needs of our customers and our industry, says Nigel Evans, vice president of Animal Genetics for Pfizer Animal Health. We're fortunate and delighted to have Dr. Green as part of our team.
Dr. Green's involvement with the beef industry spans more than 30 years. Most recently he worked as the National Program Leader for Food Animal Production with the United States Department of Agriculture. During his tenure he was responsible for facilitating and managing research covering genetics, genomics, physiology, nutrition, meat science and livestock well-being. While leading the national research program he managed over 30 federal research projects with many world-renowned scientists in multiple locations.
Dr. Green also served as a professor and researcher in Animal Science at Colorado State and Texas Tech Universities. Studies published during his tenure focused on genetic parameters related to carcass and meat quality and reproduction, as well as integrated ranch resource management.
Since 2003 Dr. Green has served as the Executive Secretary of the White House Interagency Working Group on Domestic Animal Genomics. He has also served as the chair of the USDA Animal Genomics Strategic Planning Task Force, appointed member of the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation Commission on the Future of Genome-Enabled Beef Cattle Improvement, and the chair of the International Bovine Genome Project Technical Committee.
A member of multiple industry associations, Dr. Green has served on the boards of directors of the American Society of Animal Science and U.S. Beef Improvement Federation as well as numerous task forces of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association. In 2004 he was honored with a Brother of the Century Award, presented by Alpha Gamma Rho to the top one percent of its alumni with regard to their professional impact. In 2003 he received the U.S. Beef Improvement Federation Continuing Service Award.
Dr. Green grew up on a family commercial beef operation in southwestern Virginia. He received his B.S. from Virginia Tech, M.S. from Colorado State University and Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska. He and his wife Jane have four children and currently reside in Sutton, Nebraska.
Pfizer Animal Genetics is a business unit of Pfizer Animal Health, a world leader in discovering and developing innovative animal vaccines and prescription medicines. Pfizer Inc. is the world's largest research-based pharmaceutical company.
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