Moves will allow company’s owner to focus on role as board chairman
Animal nutrition company Zinpro Corp. has named William Scrimgeour as president and CEO. The company’s owner, Michael D. Anderson, says the move will allow him to concentrate more time and energy on his role as chairman of the board of directors.
Anderson has held his positions as CEO and chairman since May 1992.
“In the next five years, we anticipate our company’s growth to increase rapidly worldwide, and we need to not only enhance our efforts in areas that will count most, but also add to our leadership team as we prepare for the future,” says Anderson. “Handing off my CEO responsibilities will also allow me to concentrate more on how to expand the scope of our company’s positive global impact, both on animals and people.”
Anderson’s tenure as CEO is marked by many accomplishments since taking on the role from his father and founder, Dean Anderson. Over the past 25 years, Michael Anderson has led the company to develop and launch more than 75 new products, expand sales into 60 additional countries, build three manufacturing facilities, and establish nine international subsidiaries and two new business ventures.
Scrimgeour previously served Zinpro Corporation as president and chief operating officer (COO) since 2008.
“Over the last nine years, Bill has excelled in overseeing all company departments and managing day-to-day operations,” says Anderson. “I’m confident Bill will be instrumental in helping Zinpro to continue to meet the demand from an ever-increasing global customer base who desires our products and services to improve animal wellness and performance.”
New chief operating officer
Rob Sheffer has joined Zinpro Corporation as its new COO. Sheffer comes to Zinpro with more than 25 years of leadership experience – most of it with a global animal nutrition company. Sheffer’s wide-ranging leadership experience includes positions as president and CEO, group director, managing director, regional sales leader and branch manager. He also served as board chair for the American Feed Industry Association from 2015-16.
“Rob has a proven track record for developing, motivating and inspiring teams to achieve business growth, including growth in global markets,” says Scrimgeour. “I’m very pleased to welcome him to Zinpro to be our next COO. His extensive leadership experience in the feed and animal nutrition industries will serve him well, and Zinpro well, as our company continues to expand worldwide.”