October 15, 2012 – HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Aviagen, Inc., announced today that Dr. Greg Rosales, vice president of Veterinary Services at Aviagen, has been elected to serve as the representative for the South Central Region on the General Conference Committee of the National Poultry Improvement Plan (NPIP), an Official USDA Advisory Committee, for 2012-2016 at the biennial conference in New Orleans this year. Dr. Rosales was previously elected and served on the General Conference Committee from 2000 – 2004.
As a member of the NPIP’s General Conference Committee, Dr. Rosales will help maintain and ensure industry involvement in Federal administration of matters pertaining to poultry health. Dr. Rosales is one of seven NPIP Committee members, with each member representing one of six geographic areas and another serving as a member-at-large. He was elected by members of the poultry industry.
Dr. Rosales has also been recognized by the American Association of Avian Pathologists (AAAP) with a Special Service Award for his outstanding contributions and unselfish dedication and service to avian medicine. These contributions are demonstrated through his scientific work, organizational involvement, and service to fellow colleagues. The AAAP promotes scientific knowledge to enhance the health, well-being, and productivity of poultry to provide safe and abundant food for the world.
“We are fortunate to have someone with Greg’s experience, commitment, and wealth of knowledge in the poultry industry as part of our executive team at Aviagen. He is a major asset to our company and our customers,” said president of Aviagen Ben Thompson. “I’d like to congratulate Greg on these most recent industry achievements.”
Dr. A. Gregorio (“Greg”) Rosales was born and raised on a broiler farm near Mexico City. In 1979 he received his DVM degree (Valedictorian) from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and also earned an M.S. degree from the University of Georgia in 1983. He returned to his alma mater in Mexico City and served as an Associate Professor and Head of Poultry Diagnostic Services at the College of Veterinary Medicine until 1985.
Dr. Rosales returned to the University of Georgia and received a Ph.D in 1988. He then served as Director of Technical Services for Indian River International in Nacogdoches, Texas. In 1991 he joined Ross Breeders, now Aviagen Incorporated, and served as a Staff Veterinarian, Director of Veterinary Services, and since 1997 as Vice President of Veterinary Services.
Dr. Rosales has authored or co-authored several reports in refereed journals, a few chapters in books or manuals on avian diseases, and numerous publications on biosecurity and disease prevention and control in various trade journals and conference proceedings in the United States and Latin America.
Over the years, Dr. Rosales has been a member of numerous professional organizations and has served on numerous committees and boards.
Aviagen is the world's leading poultry breeding company, developing pedigree lines for the production of broiler chickens under the Ross, Arbor Acres and Indian River brand names. The company is based in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with a number of wholly-owned operations across the United Kingdom, Europe, Latin America, Brazil, India, Australia, New Zealand and the USA and joint ventures in Europe, South Africa, Turkey and Asia. Aviagen employs 3,200 people and has a distribution network serving customers in 120 countries. For further information please visit www.aviagen.com.