Aviagen welcomes Seyfi Ay as poultry nutrition specialist

Wed, 29 Nov 2017

Contributing in-depth nutrition advice to ensure optimal flock performance will be the goal of Seyfi Ay as Poultry Nutrition Specialist for Aviagen®. In this new role, he will work hand-in-hand with customers of Aviagen’s poultry breeding stock to develop the most suitable nutrition programs to meet their individual needs.

Effective Nov. 1, Ay will support customers in Turkey, the Middle East, South Africa and parts of Russia and will report to Alex Corzo, Aviagen’s global head of Nutrition Services.

Rich background in poultry nutrition

Ay gained his poultry nutrition expertise through his extensive education and experience. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and an MS in Nutrition from the University of Ege in Izmir, Turkey. For the past 25 years he has held various positions as a poultry nutritionist. From 2005-2010, he worked for Aviagen Anadolu in Turkey. He comes to Aviagen from a sister company, EW Nutrition.

Back to what he loves most

“After serving for the past decade on the commercial side, I’m excited to get back to what I love the most – working closely with customers and sharing advice and experiences,” says Ay enthusiastically. “I thrive on learning their unique approaches and, together, finding the best nutrition program to raise healthy, disease-resistant Aviagen birds. Since each country has its own unique conditions and challenges, every day and every customer visit is different, which makes my job interesting. But what remains constant is my dedication to customers. When they are happy, I’m happy.”

“Seyfi is a valuable addition to our team of global nutrition specialists, who work alongside customers in every corner of the world to customize feeding programs that result in the best flock health and performance. Our team will benefit greatly from Seyfi’s background and understanding of poultry nutrition. He is well-known and highly respected in the industry, particularly in the TMEA region, which will be of great benefit in further deepening important customer relationships,” says Corzo.

About Aviagen

Since 1923, Aviagen® has established itself as the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of commercial broiler chickens under the Arbor Acres®, Indian River®, and Ross® brand names. The Rowan Range® and Specialty Males® are specialty breeding stock from Aviagen that offer greater flexibility for customers to meet specific or niche market requirements. The company is based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with a number of wholly-owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Turkey, Latin America, India, Australia, New Zealand, and the U.S., and joint ventures in Asia. Aviagen employs more than 3,900 people and has a distribution network serving customers in more than 100 countries.

For further information, please visit www.aviagen.com.