Layer poultry genetics company, Hy-Line International, has announced the promotion of Dr Daniel Valbuena as Latin America regional manager, effective immediately.
In this new role, he will assume the region’s commercial duties in addition to addressing the technical needs of the Latin America customer base. Prior to his promotion, Dr Valbuena had been exclusively Hy-Line’s technical services manager in Latin America.
“Dr Valbuena has travelled extensively throughout the Latin American region the past two years, serving both parent and commercial customers with white and brown genetics,” said Tom Dixon, international sales and marketing director for Hy-Line International. “His experience in the poultry industry and dedication to Hy-Line’s customers are a great fit for this regional manager role.”
Before joining Hy-Line in March 2013, Dr Valbuena worked for Avicol, the Hy-Line distributor in Colombia and Ecuador.
Founded in 1936 by Henry A. Wallace, Hy-Line was the first poultry breeding company to apply the principles of hybridization to commercial layer breeding. Today, Hy-Line International continues to be a pioneer as the first company with its own in-house molecular genetics team leading the industry in application of DNA-based technology to its breeding and genetics program. Hy-Line produces and sells both brown and white egg stock to more than 120 countries worldwide and is the largest selling layer in the American egg industry and around the world.