12 April 2006
As part of its ongoing, strategic programme to improve customer service and make further advances in its research activities, Pas Reform has appointed Dutchman Gerd de Lange as Senior Poultry Specialist to the Pas Reform Academy.
De Lange will work alongside Hatchery Specialist Martin Barten and Embryologist Marleen Boerjan, to deliver comprehensive training programmes in all key aspects of modern hatchery management, for Pas Reform customers worldwide.
His new role will include the organisation and coordination of hatchery management courses and visiting customer and partner sites in the field, to guide personnel through hatchery operation post-installation, and to focus on the key areas of hatchery management that impact on efficiency and quality. And because of his extensive Parentstock management and broiler growing experience, Gerd will also undertake research activities in this field.
Gerd has degrees in Livestock Health and Production from the Royal Veterinary College in London, the Practical Training Centre for Pig and Poultry Husbandry in Almelo (The Netherlands) and the University of Professional Education in Deventer (also The Netherlands). His broad practical experience has been gained from the ground up, working at cattle, pig and poultry farms in his native Holland, before working as a trainer for national and international clients, with assignments taking him from Vietnam and the Sudan, to the Caribbean, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania.
Prior to joining Pas Reform, Gerd worked at PTC+ (formerly known as IPC Livestock Barneveld College) as Trainer on the Small Livestock and Feed programme. In this position, he trained clients on poultry production management, hatchery management and more specialised aspects of hatchery practice.
'We are delighted to have Gerd on board', says Bart Aangenendt, President of Pas Reform Hatchery Technologies. 'With experience gained in Europe, The Middle East, Asia and Africa, Gerd's great breadth of practical knowledge on Poultry Production Management in a range of environments will be invaluable to our customers worldwide – and to expanding the knowledge-base provided by our Academy still further."
De Lange joins a distinguished team at the Pas Reform Academy, where specialists are world-class technicians, engineers, hatchery specialists, embryologists and integration experts in their own right, and each is well respected in their own field.
Any enquiries regarding Pas Reform Academy's hatchery management and poultry production training courses or materials may now be directed either specifically to Gerd de Lange at Delange@pasreform.com, Marleen Boerjan at Boerjan@pasreform.com or Martin Barten at Barten@pasreform.com - or the Pas Reform Academy's general email address at Academy@pasreform.com