Accelerated Genetics hires Reurink as Vice President International Sales
Accelerated Genetics is pleased to announce the hiring of Albert Reurink. Albert will be serving as the Vice President International Sales for Accelerated Genetics.
In his position, Albert will be responsible for providing leadership, guidance, and strategic planning for the international sales staff emphasizing established cooperative principles, goals, and objectives for semen, products and services to ensure growth, sustainability, and profitability. He will also be the main contact with all alliance partners.
Albert brings to Accelerated Genetics a wealth of knowledge in the field of international sales and marketing of genetics. He speaks the major international languages and has extensive experience in the competitive global distributor markets.
Albert’s prior employment history includes Business Unit Director Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and India for another major A.I. company where he was responsible for sales in over 30 countries leading a team of five regional sales managers. While in this role he pioneered a business strategy for India, and opened offices in Germany and Poland. From 2002 to 2006, Albert owned a distributorship for Cogent semen into several Western European countries when sorted semen first became available on the market. Prior to that, he was Director of International Sales for Holland Genetics when this organization was first introduced into the global market. He lead a team of sales managers and support staff when key markets were developed and distributors were appointed.
Raised on a dairy farm, Albert developed interest in breeding and showing cows at a young age. He possesses a Masters degree in animal breeding from the Wageingen University in the Netherlands. He also attended North Carolina State University studying genetics under Dr. Ben McDaniel, a pioneer in the development of genetic improvements that could be made on various economical type, health, and management traits.
"I am excited to have Albert join Accelerated Genetics team with his wealth of global sales experience,” adds Joel Groskreutz, President and Chief Executive Officer.
Albert will begin his duties at Accelerated Genetics on May 1, 2014.
Accelerated Genetics is a global provider of bovine genetics and research, reproductive services, and solution-based animal health products. With a focus on People, Products and Pride, the Accelerated Genetics vision is to be the producer's trusted first choice.