World 29.01.2024

Alltech Appoints E. Michael Castle II as Chief Operations and Financial Officer

Source: The DairyNews
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Veteran Alltech executive E. Michael Castle II has been named Chief Operations and Financial Officer at the global animal nutrition company.
Alltech Appoints E. Michael Castle II as Chief Operations and Financial Officer
With an impressive 19-year tenure at Alltech, Castle's extensive experience, most recently as Chief Operating Officer and CEO of the Alltech Feed Division, positions him well for this pivotal role. Castle, who began his journey at Alltech as an engineering intern, has held various key positions, including Chief Administrative and Legal Officer.

Dr. Mark Lyons, President and CEO of Alltech, expressed confidence in Castle's abilities, stating, "Having worked with Alltech for almost two decades, Mike has Alltech DNA through and through. He is an invaluable asset to Alltech – and a trusted friend and colleague to me." Following the passing of Alltech's founder, Dr. Pearse Lyons, in 2018, Castle and Lyons have collaboratively led the company.

In his new role, Castle will lead Alltech's financial strategy, supported by a team of seasoned professionals:

May Xu, Deputy CFO, Audit and Reporting
Flora Djojo, Chief Tax Officer
AnaLucia Medrano, recently promoted to Director of Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A), previously serving as Finance Director of Alltech Crop Science
Hemant Gandhi, Vice President of Finance, Global Treasury
Alric Blake, former CFO and CEO of Alltech, who served as interim CFO in 2023 Q3-Q4, will continue to contribute as a senior advisor to the company.

Castle is optimistic about Alltech's future, emphasizing the company's commitment to supporting farmers, ranchers, and producers in nourishing the world and nurturing the planet. "I am pleased to continue working alongside Dr. Mark Lyons to help Alltech capitalize on opportunities to provide solutions that improve the health of animals and the soil, maximize the value of feed, increase on-farm efficiency, and help lower environmental impact," he commented. The appointment signals a strategic move for Alltech as it looks toward a future of sustainable growth and innovation under Castle's leadership.
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