Trouw Nutrition International has appointed a new business development manager in Europe.

Jan Soumar has joined Trouw Nutrition’s Pet Team Europe as pet regional business development manager for Western and Central Eastern Europe. Mr Soumar joined the company in 2003 after graduating from the Czech University of Agriculture in Prague. He has been based in China for the past two years as Trouw’s sales and marketing director for China.

Mr Soumar says: “I am so excited about the new opportunity in petfood regional business development in Europe. Since I was last involved in the pet food and equine feed business 15 years ago in the Czech Republic, the sector has made enormous advances and I am looking forward to reconnecting with the sector and with petfood manufacturers. At Trouw Nutrition, we strive to create value for our customers by offering them innovative products, ingredients and services from a foundation of food safety and assured quality.”

“We are delighted to welcome someone with Jan’s expertise and experience to Pet Team Europe” says Roderick Prince, pet business director. “Trouw Nutrition’s expansion of its regional pet business development team underlines our commitment to providing added value solutions to the European pet food manufacturing sector.”