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Guido Grassi to join German animal welfare pioneers

07 June 20212 min reading
Guido Grassi

Germany-based feed additive manufacturer Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition welcomes Guido Grassi, new member of Executive Board.

With immediate effect, agriculture and animal health expert Guido Grassi (46) takes over the position of Chief Operations Officer at Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition GmbH & Co. KG. The Argentine native holds a degree in agronomy and an MBA and has many years of management experience in agricultural companies of various sizes and specialisations. Before accepting the position with Dr. Eckel, he participated in projects in Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Europe and US, and has worked with global teams, most recently as Country Head Thailand at BAYER and then as Aqua Commercial Head for the Asia-Pacific region at ELANCO.

“We have invited Guido Grassi to join Dr. Eckel’s management team and, I am happy to say, he has accepted.” Dr. Antje Eckel, founder and CEO of Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition said. The German manufacturer of innovative feed additives for livestock and aquaculture has developed from a start-up since it was founded in 1994.

When asked about the choice of Guido Grassi, Antje Eckel explained: “He knows the world from Asia to America, he knows business from start-up to multinational, he knows agriculture from crop to consumer. Mr Grassi is an experienced leader with a hands-on, open attitude, driven by innovation, and enjoys working with diverse teams and an open corporate culture.”

In his new position, Guido Grassi will work from the German headquarters in Niederzissen, where the production and most of the company's employees are located. “At Dr. Eckel, I will be able to interact with several different areas and regions and thrive to innovate, keep differentiating and to continue pioneering with a highly qualified team and a great company culture. Always looking ahead for a better future, thinking globally and discovering new horizons and opportunities are what drives me most in my daily work,” Guido Grassi said.

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