May 17 2016 08:23 AM

Hoogeveen, Pires bring more than 30 years of experience to new positions

Cargill Animal Nutrition announces the additions of Polly Hoogeveen and Laura Pires to its U.S. dairy and beef marketing teams. Both have extensive experience working in animal agriculture and are taking newly created roles within the organization.

Polly Hoogeveen.jpg"We are very excited to welcome Polly and Laura to the Cargill family," says Justin Howes, strategic marketing lead for the U.S. dairy business. "They each bring a tremendous amount of knowledge and skills that will help us connect the unique needs of our different customer segments to the expertise and offerings Cargill provides."

Hoogeveen will be assuming the role of U.S. Calf and Heifer Sales and Marketing Manager. In this role, she will be responsible for developing and leading sales and marketing strategies in this space. Hoogeveen brings more than 23 years of industry experience from Zoetis, having worked in the areas of marketing, regulatory and product development in her career.

Laura Pires.jpg As the new Marketing Communications Content Lead, Pires will be responsible for refining and tailoring marketing communications to key customer segments as well as the beef and dairy industries. She has previously held marketing positions with Pfizer Animal Health and Alltech, and is well versed in animal health and nutrition.

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