Animal identification company Allflex Group announced several changes to its management team.
Stefan Weiskopf has been nominated as Co-CEO and member of the board of directors alongside Jacques Martin, current CEO. After a four-month transition period, Weiskopf will become sole CEO of the Group, and Jacques Martin, 65, will step down from his position, but will remain a member of the board of directors.
Weiskopf, a German national and veterinarian by training, joins Allflex with 30 years of experience in the livestock and companion animal markets. He has been an executive at Pfizer Animal Health/Zoetis for the last 13 years, serving as executive vice president of Zoetis for the last three years.
Brian Bolton joined Allflex in 2004 as president of Allflex North America and managed this part of the Allflex Group until he was nominated as Group COO in 2015. Glenn Fischer, previously VP, succeeded Brian Bolton as president of Allflex North America in 2015.
Hilton Hess joined Allflex in 2014 as Group CFO and board member, after spending five years at Rentokil Initial in London and 18 years at Unilever in Cape Town, Shanghai and London.
Martin joined Allflex in 2000, became Group COO in 2005 and Group CEO in 2013. Together with his key management team and with the support of the Group’s main shareholder, BC Partners, he led the Group’s strategic development from animal identification to animal intelligence.
“I am excited about this new role,” Weiskopf said. “Allflex has been a major player in the industry for over half a century, and I look forward to leading it to the next stage of its development, together with Brian Bolton, Hilton Hess and the whole executive committee.”