July 05, 2019 | Alltech
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Alltech Appoints New Chief Scientific Officer

Dr. Karl Dawson retires after two decades with company

­Alltech appoints a new chief scientific officer to advance innovative research to improve the health and nutrition of animals, plants and people. Dr. Ronan Power has assumed the role following the retirement of Dr. Karl Dawson on June 28.

Dr. Power joined the Alltech team in 1991 as the European director of research and has been closely involved in the development of Alltech’s product portfolio, including its organic selenium, Sel-Plex®. He most recently served as the vice president of Alltech Life Sciences, a division dedicated to researching gut and brain health in humans. As chief scientific officer, Dr. Power will oversee more than 100 researchers worldwide, more than 20 research alliances spread over 12 countries, and four bioscience centers, located in the United States, China, the Netherlands and Ireland, where Dr. Richard Murphy leads the center’s activities.

“Recent acquisitions have broadened our ability to apply solutions to any point along the food supply chain and provide transformative innovation to customers,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, president and CEO of Alltech. “With Dr. Power at the helm of our research team, Alltech will advance into the next frontier, supporting producers as they overcome today’s challenges and work toward a Planet of Plenty™.

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