Diamond V recently announced upper level management changes which took effect January 1, 2014. President and CEO John Bloomhall transitioned to Chairman of the Board. Past Chairman of the Board Bill Bloomhall continues to serve as a board member. Jeff Cannon moved from Senior Vice President of Planning and Business Development to President and CEO with day-to-day management responsibilities.
Rounding out top management are Paul Faganel, Executive Vice President, Secretary & President of Embria Health Sciences, a sister company of Diamond V; Mike Goble, Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Diamond V; and David Lusson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Diamond V.
Diamond V, headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, USA, is a global nutrition and health company manufacturing all-natural fermentation products that improve the nutrition, health and performance in livestock, poultry and aquaculture.
Bloomhall, the fifth family member to lead Diamond V, says trust is what he mostly closely associates with Diamond V. “Starting with my grandfather C.W. Bloomhall in 1943, Diamond V has spent 70 years building trust with our customers and the industry. From the best and brightest people who join the Diamond V team to our world-class product portfolio, everything we do focuses on serving the customer and building a trusting relationship.”
As he looks back over his 25 years at Diamond V, following 12 years in various staff and management positions at IBM, Bloomhall says he thinks first of “the wonderful people at Diamond V. They are the real difference makers who are passionate about what they do every day.”
He would like others first and foremost to know that “Diamond V is committed to creating innovative solutions to the current and future needs of our customers around the world. Our people will build trusting relationships to achieve sustainable, profitable solutions.”
As Cannon steps into the company’s most visible leadership role, he says “It is certainly an honor for me to have an opportunity to continue the legacy John and Diamond V have created in the animal nutrition and health industry.
Cannon, who has been with Diamond V for 10 years, is a member of the Diamond V Board of Directors and chairs the board of directors for the Diamond V China Subsidiary. Prior to joining Diamond V, he was a partner in an international accounting firm and served as a business advisor for 22 years to domestic and worldwide agricultural companies, including Diamond V.