World Wide Sires is pleased to announce that Gilles Florid will join World Wide Sires (WWS) as International Business Manager on October 1, 2016. In this role, Gilles will work closely with the country managers for World Wide Sires' wholly-owned businesses and joint ventures in Europe, Asia and Oceania.
Gilles has over 23 years of experience in the A.I. industry. He started his career as manager of a semen distribution company in Italy then moved on to serve as the Regional Sales Manager in Southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, for a major A.I. station. Since 2004, Gilles has led the team at Bovec S.A.S. in France, as the General Manager. He holds Masters degrees in Business Administration from KEDGE School of Business, Marseilles, France and from UW Madison School of Business (Marketing major).
John Schouten, Chief Executive Officer of World Wide Sires commented, "World Wide Sires is very excited to hire Gilles Florid for the newly created position of International Business Manager. Gilles has incredible experience in the industry, which will be useful and important for this new role. He is one of the very best in the world in the business!"
Gilles Florid commented: "I am very excited to join the WWS team with whom I have had the honor to work with over the last 15 years in France as a distributor with BOVEC. The superior strength of WWS genetics has contributed significantly to the growth of the business in France and has delivered impressive genetic progress with French customers. I am looking forward to work together with WWS and the very strong teams in place in the countries mentioned above".
Gilles will work from his home in France. He and his wife Monica have 2 daughters, Giulia (13) and Alexia (7).
We are pleased to have Gilles join the WWS team. His experience and focus on business management will be a great asset to World Wide Sires and its global network of distributors.