Devenish increases European presence with appointment of new County Manager for Spain

28th February 2023

Devenish increases European presence with appointment of new County Manager for Spain

Global agri technology company Devenish has bolstered its business operations in Europe with the appointment of Maria Pons as Country Manager for Spain.

Headquartered in the UK, Devenish is recognised as a leading provider of animal nutrition solutions including premix and feed additives that are designed to improve both animal and human health. In recent years, the company has become a key influencer in driving health and sustainability throughout the food chain in response to the growing consumer demand for safe, nutritious food.

Supported by the wider Devenish team including technical and product specialists, Maria will be responsible for growing the business and managing key accounts in Spain.

With a Masters Degree in International Animal Nutrition from the University of Zaragoza, Maria is a specialist in pig, poultry, and ruminant nutrition. She has extensive experience in formulating diets for pigs, and in-depth knowledge in the operation of performance farms and data analytics.

Speaking about the appointment, Ian Atterbury, Managing Director of Devenish Nutrition International said: "Spain is the leading pig producer in Europe, making up approximately a quarter of the European herd. It is a key focus area for us and I'm very pleased to welcome Maria to the team.

"With her experience in both monogastric and ruminant nutrition, she is well placed to support our existing customers and help to grow and strengthen our business in the region," he added.

Maria Pons, Country Manager for Spain, said: "I am delighted to join the Devenish team and work with colleagues from across the globe to bring deliver bespoke, innovative, and sustainable animal nutrition solutions to producers here in Spain."

Devenish places sustainability at the heart of its business and is focused on creating products and services that help to reduce the agriculture sector's impact on the environment, while improving producer efficiency and improving animal welfare. In recent years, the company has developed a number of innovations that help to support milling efficiencies, improve gut health and reduce crude protein levels.

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