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FACILITATORS

RYAN ALAN S. CELIS

Ryan Alan S. Celis is a Mechanical Engineer by training. He graduated from the University of the Philippines in Diliman in 1987 where he also earned his Certificate in Advanced Military Training in 1985. He placed 6th in the 1987 Mechanical Engineering Licensure Examinations. Ryan also took his Masters in Business Administration from the Ateneo de Manila Graduate School of Business in 1992. He started his professional career in San Miguel in 1988 which saw him undertake various positions, first as a Cadet Engineer, then as Head of Preventive Maintenance, Plant Engineer, and Manufacturing Manager of the company’s major feedmilling facility in Manila. On top of this, he also managed the company’s drying facilities for brewery by-products. His last assignment was as Plant Manager of a newly constructed feedmilling facility outside of Manila.

 

After leaving San Miguel, he set-up his own food company marketing and distributing his former company’s poultry and meat products under the Magnolia, Purefoods Hormel and Monterey Brands. He also set-up his own engineering and consultancy company doing project engineering and project management, consultancy and technical training, maintenance services, fabrication, construction, and installation works for feed and food manufacturing companies. Over-all, Ryan’s experience in the feedmilling industry spans 32 years. At present, his company also operates a feedmill plant in the southern Philippines doing contract manufacturing for various major feed integrators and commercial feedmillers.

OLAF NAEHRIG

Olaf Naehrig is Amandus Kahl’s Senior Area Manager, responsible for the Asia/Pacific markets. He has been in Amandus Kahl’s sales team since 1996 and has been active in the Asian market for over 24 years. The expander technology has been one of his main fields of activities, especially in mature Asian expanders markets as Japan and Korea and the fast developing expander markets such as in Taiwan and Vietnam. He is very familiar with all expects of the use of expanders in feed milling, such as improved feed digestibility, increase of pellet quality and pellet press capacity, hygiene, reduction of anti-nutritive factors for pig, poultry and cattle feeds. He is a qualified machine fitter and graduated from Nordakademie Elmshorn/Hamburg, Germany, with a degree in Industrial Engineering/ Business Administration.

Pablo Abel Fernandez Moriana

Pablo A. Fernandez Moriana recently joined Bühler in September 2020 as the Head of Grain Storage for SEA&Oceania Region.

 

 

Pablo has more than 10 years of experience in the field of Silo and Grain Storage. His vast experience in the business involved multiple works across 4 continents that gives him a multicultural and multifunctional point of view in the industry.

 

 

After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration, he earned a Global Executive MBA at EAE Business School in 2019.

JON  RATCLIFF

In 1981, Jon Ratcliff, an honor graduate from Reeding University, joined national UK feed company J Bibby Agriculture as a Poultry Nutritionist.  During his fifteen years with J Bibby, and latterly Associated British Foods, he undertook vaiours management positions culminating in his appointment as General Manager in 1990 and Commercial Manager in 1994 responsible for 4 multi species feed mills producing 450,000 tonnes per annum.

In 1996, he left to set up his own consultancy business, Food & Agriculture Consultancy  Services (F.A.C.S. Ltd.) As well as providing a nutritional service, F.A.C.S. specializes in the implementation and audit of HACCP based food safety programs from farm through to processing.  For more than 15 years, Jon has been consulting for the UK's leading supermarket, Tesco, on  matters relating to animal feed and animal feed mill and supply chain auditing.  He has considerable experiences in feed mill systems across the world and provides seminars and training on HACCP and GMP specifically for feed mills.

Marco Prati

My company PLP Systems prides itself on innovation and detail. it’s what we’re about. it what we know and its what we do best.
Since PLP Systems was founded in 1978, the company has grown from a small family company into an international firm specializing in the development and production of machinery for liquid and powder handling.
My experienced team, and I, consisting of more than ten employees, forms a modern and dynamic company based in the Province of Piacenza in Northern Italy.
PLP offers complete and customized solutions for the dosing, coating and weighing of both powders and liquids
Our productive teamwork as well as our engineers’ technical expertise and flexibility are the key to our success.
We attach great importance to being open to new ideas, and unique solutions, this being an integral part of our culture at PLP as well as innovation, precision and reliability.

Roy Kazen

2019
Business Development Manager - North-America

2016-2018
Area Sales Manager-Africa Ottevanger Milling Engineers

2010-2016
Sr. Area Manager – Asia Pentair Fairbanks Nijhuis

2001-2010

various international (technical) sales functions

Education:

2018 SMEI Certified Professional Salesperson

2003 Bachelor of Business Engineering

2001 Bachelor of Automotive Engineering

Dr. Claus M. Braunbeck 

Dr. Claus M. Braunbeck studied agronomy at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms University in Bonn and the University of Hohenheim. He graduated in the field of agricultural engineering. He then took his Ph. D. at the Institute of Agricultural Engineering in the Tropics and Subtropics of the University of Hohenheim. During his doctorate he worked on the development a rice husk furnace for the low-temperature drying of paddy. During this time he supported a German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) project on post-harvest technology for rice in the humid tropics at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Los Banos, Philippines. Following this project Dr. Braunbeck worked for almost 10 years as a product manager in the field of ventilation technology in agriculture. Later he joined GEA Farm Technologies GmbH as sales manager for milking equipment with responsibility for sales in Asia. Since 2011 Dr. Braunbeck has been the Asia area manager for FrigorTec GmbH.

MODERATOR

YIANNIS  CHRISTODOULOU

Yiannis Christodoulou is currently engaged with Progressus, Agentis Innovations and Athene Consulting, all companies which he co-founded in 2011. His core strengths and specialization is established in the field of sales and marketing, bestselling practices, strategic planning and strategy implementation, in promoting positive change, creativity and innovation in Agribusiness. Yiannis has been exclusively associated and active in the livestock and aquaculture industry in Asia Pacific since 1999. Throughout his career, Yiannis has had the opportunity to work in various Asian countries and in roles such as, technical support, sale representative, general manager and regional director for international companies operating within the animal health and animal nutrition industry. Yiannis graduated from Scottish Agricultural College in Poultry production and management, from Wye Collage-University of London with a BSc in Animal Agriculture and currently is about to receive his MA in Leading Innovation and Changes in Organization from York St John University in UK

ROGER  GILBERT

Roger Gilbert has worked in the milling sector globally as a journalist and publisher since 1983, with a focus on feed, flour, rice milling and aquaculture feeds processing. As the publisher of Milling and Grain magazine since 2000, He is a New Zealander and graduated from Orange Coast College, California in 1972 before joining the NZ Ministry of Agriculture as a press officer. Roger says milling has become an essential process that supports our modern-day civilisation, providing nutritious foodstuffs for all. He believes that new milling technologies and applied science-based nutritional research is the way forward in providing safe and affordable food. “In an ever changing world Milling and Grain has been updating millers’ technical and nutritional knowledge since 1891. Long may the magazine continue to meet this need and meet the challenges to feed 9.5 billion people by 2050.”