Devenish Promotes Two Current Team Members to the Board of Directors

19th December 2019

Devenish is pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Mark LaVorgna to the role of Poultry Technical Director and Dr. Mahmoud Masadeh to the role of Poultry Sales Director.Together Dr. LaVorgna and Dr. Masadeh will develop and deliver our Poultry Team’s overall strategy for growth.

Dr. LaVorgna will assume the roll of managing our Poultry Technical Team. His primary focus will be on product development, technical sales support as well as maximizing the value of our consulting business.

Dr. Lavorgna received his B.S. and M.S. from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. He has previously worked for Perdue Farms, Alpharma and most recently was the Director of Global Technical Services at Zoetis Animal Health.In his time at Devenish, his focus has been on providing commercial poultry companies' diet formulations, technical advice and working on the design and implementation of our research studies throughout the U.S.

Dr. Masadeh will manage our poultry sales team. He will have a primary focus on developing specific customer strategies as well as developing specific product sales & marketing strategies.

Dr. Masadeh received his Bachelors and Masters degrees at the Jordan University of Science & Technology. After graduation he relocated to Nebraska where he received his PhD in Poultry Nutrition from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. Masadeh started his working career as the Corporate Nutritionist for Tecumseh Poultry “Smart Chicken”. Following this, he worked for two and a half years at Lallemand as Poultry Technical Services Manager. After Lalleman he spent four years with Land O Lakes/Purina as a Poultry Technical Sales Specialist.For the past year, Dr. Masadeh has worked at Devenish supporting customers as a Poultry Nutritionist primarily throughout the central United States.

Contact Information:

Mark W. LaVorgna, Ph.D.
Poultry Technical Director
Cell: 201-317-3109

Mahmoud Masadeh, Ph.D.
Poultry Sales Director - Poultry Nutritionist
Cell: 402-650-7965

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