October 17, 2016

Merial announced the expansion of its companion and large animal teams with the addition of Dr. Zach Mills, who joins the organization as the company’s head of Pet Veterinary Professional Services, and Dan Harter, who joins as the head of Large Animal Sales.

In his role, Dr. Mills is responsible for leading various technical departments and strengthening Merial’s relationships within the veterinarian community. Harter will manage overall productivity and effectiveness of large animal sales. Both joined Merial in late September.

“Zach and Dan bring tremendous experience to these new roles,” said Mike Hamby, the head of U.S. Business Operations, Pets and Large Animal. “Their industry knowledge and experience will help ensure we remain a trusted resource for all of our customers.”

Mills has more than 13 years of experience in veterinary medicine.

He most recently worked as the associate director of External Innovation and Research Alliances for Zoetis’s veterinary medicine research and development division, one of several roles he held with the company. He also spent six years in small animal private practice. Mills attended Kansas State University and earned his doctorate in veterinary medicine in 1999.

Dan Harter, Merial Head of Large Animal Sales (PRNewsFoto/Merial)

Harter has more than 19 years of sales and sales management expertise in food safety, ruminant and equine. He previously served as a regional sales manager at Merck Animal Health.

Harter has extensive sales knowledge and experience in business development; acquisition and integration; business and account strategy development; and CRM platform management. Harter attended the University of Arizona and holds a Bachelor of Science in animal science.

For more information, visit http://merial.com/en/business/.

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