The National Association of Animal Breeders is pleased to announce that Jay Weiker is the NAAB Vice-President. Weiker will begin his duties September 1, 2014.
Jay will work closely with the NAAB President and International Marketing Committee on international market development activities and trade servicing projects to provide direction to the association in these areas. He will also be working closely with NAAB’s genetics programs and Certified Semen Services, Inc.
With over 30 years’ experience developing international markets for US genetics, Jay has lived in Australia for the last three years in the position of Business Director, ABS Asia. Earlier experiences include; ABS Global Regional Manager, Asia Pacific, Area Director of Marketing for World Wide Sires, and International Marketing Director for Dekker North America, Inc.
“With Jay’s background and international marketing experience, NAAB’s activities to open and maintain access to markets for it members and promote US genetics will be greatly enhanced” said Dr. Gordon A. Doak, NAAB President.
After earning a BS in Agriculture from The Ohio State University, Jay earned a MBA from Purdue University. Weiker will be relocating to Madison, Wisconsin.
NAAB is the national trade association for artificial insemination businesses. NAAB members account for about 95% of dairy semen sold in the USA and market semen to more than 100 countries around the world.