14 January 2007
Pas Reform's international expansion continues in the Middle East, with the appointment of respected poultry sector veteran Maciej Kolanczyk to the key role of business development manager throughout the region.
L-R, International business development manager, Bouke Hamminga, and sales manager Michael Kampschoer, welcome Maciej Kolanczyk onboard as business development manager for Pas Reform in the Middle East.
Mr. Kolanczyk will focus on developing the range and depth of Pas Reform's commercial services in the Middle East, with responsibility also for the registration and management of customer field trials, following the installation of their Smart incubation systems.
With more than 30 years' experience in the poultry business, Maciej has also owned and run his own parent stock farm, with a capacity of 60,000 broilers, since 1987.
In 1971, Maciej graduated from the Academy of Agriculture in Poznan, Poland – carrying out an extensive post-grad study on population genetics and breeding in Switzerland, Germany and Holland from 1974-75.
From 1975, Maciej worked as chief geneticist for the national broiler breeding programme at the Poultry Breeding Institute of Poland until 1989, when he moved to take up a new role with Dutch broiler breeding company Hybro BV.
During 17 years with Hybro, Maciej held a number of key positions, from regional manager Central Europe, with responsibility for operations in Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary and Romania – to a technical secondment with Bachoco in Mexico, and finally working as a technical advisor with Hybro's customers throughout the Middle East, when he also published a number of technical articles on breeder flock management and chick uniformity.
After working in the broiler sector for more than three decades, Maciej is, he says, looking forward to working in the hatchery technology sector. "This is a dynamic, technologically-driven market", he says, "and certainly in the Middle East, there is a massive commitment to – and investment in – emerging technologies that focus on delivering uniformity, and can so enhance productivity.
"Pas Reform's growing strength in recent years has been most convincing – and with a clear vision that blends both technical and technological excellence with the biological aspects of incubation, I am very excited to be joining such a dynamic, fast-growing company."
"Maciej is a very welcome addition to our team in the Middle East," concludes Pas Reform's International Business Development Manager, Bouke Hamminga. "His experience in this part of the world will be invaluable – both to us and to our customers, and we are looking forward to working with him, to further consolidate our plans for international growth."