Industry Experts


Chuck Hayden
Vice President - Companion Animal Division

Chuck has over 30 years of experience in the feed business. He began his career working
in a feed mill, later moving to on the farm sales. Moving forward, he started working in the
feed industry selling phosphates mainly to poultry integrators for four years, where he later
became VP and GSM for 4 years. Next, he spent 10 years managing feed, 
nutraceuticals,
and cosmetic industry sales of vitamins.

Since 2003, he has managed the Companion Animal Division for Trouw Nutrition USA.  



Brad Hovatter
Director of New Business Development - Companion Animal Division


Brad has worked in the Animal Feed industry for over 30 years with the last 20 years focused
on the pet food industry. His background has been in blending, manufacturing, transportation, specialty ingredients, sales, and customer service. Please contact Brad for more information
on how Trouw Nutrition USA’s Companion Animal Division can help grow your business.   

618.667.2218 /
brad.hovatter@trouwnutrition.com
 

 



Thomas Best
 
Director of HSEQ
 

Tom has accumulated over 30 years of experience in the animal feed industry. Tom started his career working on the farm. This developed into a sales career for the farm dealership. Tom’s experience encompasses silage bagging, liquid and dry feeds, chelated trace minerals, and
the premix industry, at all levels of sales and marketing management. Tom has worked for
leading companies focused on innovation. 

Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Business Management, with an Accounting focus. He has been with Trouw Nutrition USA for over nine years in the following roles: Optimin® Product Manager, Manager of Regulatory Affairs, and currently, Director of HSEQ (Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality).



Deborah Collier
National Sales Manager

Deborah Collier comes to Trouw Nutrition USA with over 25 years of experience in consumer products for big box, grocery and pharmacy retailers (with branded and private label goods). She has worked for both international and U.S.-based companies in various management positions, with 10 years of specialization in the pet industry.  


Deborah’s experience began in New Zealand via Australia, then sending her to the United States’ West Coast and East Coast, eventually leading her to the Midwest.  Sales, marketing, and manufacturing were key roles in her previous positions and bring valuable insight to her new role as National Sales Manager at Trouw Nutrition USA’s Companion Animal Division.  


Deborah studied business management and marketing at Macquarie Post-Graduate School of Management in Sydney, Australia.  



Trevor Faber Trevor Faber, Ph.D.

Nutritionist - Companion Animal Division

Trevor earned a Ph.D. in Companion Animal Nutrition from the University of Illinois.  He has four years of experience as a product development scientist for a major petfood company, in which he turned consumer insights into products on shelf. Trevor joined the team in 2015.  





Scott Baker, M.S.
Innovative Product Specialist - Companion Animal Division 

Scott has been with Trouw Nutrition USA since January 2011. With a Bachelor’s degree in
Animal Science and a Master of Science in monogastric nutrition from the University of Illinois,
Scott is currently a product manager for EggMotion™, a unique, spray dried egg that supports
pets natural immune system and helps maintain natural joint function as pets age. 

Scott is developing his expertise in dry pet food manufacturing, with a focus from extrusion to
packaging. He looks forward to an exciting career in the pet food industry.    



Michael Trapp
Territory Sales Manager - Companion Animal Division

Mike holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Science degree in Animal Science, along with a
Master of Business Administration degree. He has been involved in the feed and pet food
industry over 30 years. Mike has held positions in technical service, sales, and sales
management. 

Please contact him for more information about how Trouw Nutrition USA
can help provide innovative solutions for your pet food, supplements, and treats.  

630.247.8454 / michael.trapp@trouwnutrition.com


 

Danny Migliorisi 
Territory Sales Manager - Companion Animal Division

Danny has worked in the pet health and nutrition industry for over 20 years with Iams/Procter & Gamble Pet Care. His sales experience includes managing the Iams and Eukanuba business in both the pet specialty and veterinary segments by providing nutritional based solutions. He also managed the Iams business at the 28 Colleges of Veterinary Medicine, as well as sales and marketing training within Iams University. 

Please contact him for more information about how Trouw Nutrition USA can help provide innovative solutions for your pet food, supplements, and treats.

678.622.0827 /
danny.migliorisi@trouwnutrition.com


Laura Johnson
Laura Johnson

Territory Sales Manager- Companion Animal Division

Laura Johnson joined Trouw Nutrition USA in January 2016 after six years with PetSmart Inc., the largest specialty pet food retailer in the USA. Laura’s previous roles include quality assurance and product management. She holds a Bachelor of Animal Science degree and Master’s degree in Business Administration. Laura is passionate about the impact ingredients have on companion animals and is excited to share her retail perspective.

Please contact Laura for more information about how Trouw Nutrition USA can provide assistance to you with your companion animal needs.

602.568-2861 / laura.johnson@trouwnutrition.com 


     
Stephanie Bellm
Customer Service Manager, Companion Animal Division 
 

Stephanie has been with Trouw Nutrition USA since 1993. She has experience in both
purchasing and customer service and is currently the Customer Service Manager. Please
contact Stephanie for more information about how Trouw Nutrition USA can provide assistance
to you with your companion animal needs.  

800.365.1357 /
stephanie.bellm@trouwnutrition.com
    



Elisa Kimberlin
Customer Service Representative - Companion Animal Division
 

Elisa’s been providing customer service at Trouw Nutrition USA since 1990. She is part of our Companion Animal Division. Please contact her for more information about how Nutreco USA
can be of assistance to you. 

800.365.1357 /
elisa.kimberlin@trouwnutrition.com




Katie Henrichs
Customer Service Representative - Companion Animal Division
 

Katie has been with Nutreco since 2007, providing customer service to our Companion Animal
Division customers. Please contact her for more information about Trouw Nutrition USA.  

800.365.1357 / katie.henrichs@trouwnutrition.com

 



Sarah Armbruster
Customer Service Representative - Companion Animal Division 
 

Sarah has been with Trouw Nutrition since 1996. She delivers customer service to our
Companion Animal Division customers. Please contact her for more information about how
Trouw Nutrition USA can provide assistance. 

800.365.1357 /
sarah.armbruster@trouwnutrition.com
 


   

Sarah Furr, M.S.
Formulator

Sarah has been with Trouw Nutrition USA since 2013. With a Master’s Degree in Animal
Science from the University of Illinois, she is responsible for analyzing market data and
creating market reports to provide insight to the livestock and companion animal sectors for
Trouw Nutrition USA.

618.651.1429 / sarah.furr@trouwnutrition.com