Zoetis Hosts U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder as Company Celebrates Fifth Year as the Leading Global Animal Health Company

  • Recognizes USDA and Zoetis’ accomplishments to help America’s farmers produce safe, abundant food from healthy animals
  • Highlights State of Michigan initiatives to create a positive business climate for companies to locate, expand and create new jobs in the state
  • Highlights innovation that helps veterinarians and farmers better predict, prevent, detect and treat disease in animals

Zoetis, the leading animal health company, celebrated its 5th anniversary since becoming a public company. Zoetis executives hosted national and state officials for a town hall for more than 500 employees at its global research and development headquarters in Kalamazoo, Mich. Left to right are: Michigan State Senator Margaret O'Brien; Dr. Catherine Knupp, President Research and Development at Zoetis; Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan; Kristin Peck, President, U.S. Operations at Zoetis; U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue; Juan Ramón Alaix, Chief Executive Officer at Zoetis; Carl Bednarski, President, Michigan Farm Bureau; Jamie Clover Adams, Director, Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (Photo: Business Wire)

KALAMAZOO, Mich.--()--Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS), the leading global animal health company, today celebrated its fifth anniversary since becoming a public company by hosting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan for a special town hall meeting at the company’s global research and development headquarters in Kalamazoo, Mich. Zoetis Chief Executive Officer Juan Ramón Alaix; Dr. Catherine Knupp, Executive Vice President and President, Research and Development; and Kristin Peck, Executive Vice President and President, U.S. Operations, led the event, which was attended by more than 500 colleagues.

The event was held to recognize the significant contributions Zoetis makes to improve the health and productivity of livestock, defending against the threats of foreign animal diseases, and helping pets live longer, healthier lives, all of which bring value to society.

Zoetis CEO Juan Ramón Alaix thanked Secretary Perdue and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for its effective oversight of vaccines and biological therapeutics for animals. “We appreciate the leadership of the USDA in providing a strong regulatory framework that promotes innovation, and ensures the health and safety of animals as well as people,” said Mr. Alaix. “USDA has paved the way for continuous improvements in vaccine technology that help protect livestock and companion animals from endemic diseases.”

Alaix expressed appreciation to Governor Rick Snyder for creating a positive business climate that has made Michigan an attractive location for Zoetis’ global research and development headquarters and one of the largest manufacturing sites in its global manufacturing and supply network. He said that Michigan provides continued access to a highly skilled and diverse workforce which is essential to managing a global animal health company.

Zoetis has its world headquarters in Parsippany, N.J., and markets its products in more than 100 countries. It employs 9,000 colleagues worldwide and approximately 4,000 in the United States. Zoetis has approximately 1,000 employees in greater Kalamazoo at its global manufacturing and supply facility and its research and development headquarters there. Zoetis also has U.S. operations in California, Nebraska, Pennsylvania, and Iowa. The company is dedicated to supporting its veterinarian and livestock producer customers and their businesses with solutions to their most pressing challenges.

Also attending the 5th anniversary event were State Senator Margaret O’Brien, Michigan 20th State Senate District; Jamie Clover Adams, Director Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development accompanied by Gordon Wenk, Chief Deputy Director and Kenneth McFarlane, Deputy Director ; and Carl Bednarski, President, Michigan Farm Bureau.

About Zoetis

Zoetis (NYSE:ZTS) is the leading animal health company, dedicated to supporting its customers and their businesses. Building on more than 60 years of experience in animal health, Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products, genetic tests, biodevices and a range of services. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals with sales of its products in more than 100 countries. In 2016, the company generated annual revenue of US$4.9 billion with approximately 9,000 employees. For more information, visit www.Zoetis.com.

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Zoetis hosted U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Michigan Governor Rick Snyder today as company celebrates fifth anniversary.

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Zoetis
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Elinore White, 1-347-331-9042 (m)
elinore.y.white@zoetis.com
or
Kristen Seely, 1-973-443-2777 (o)
kristen.seely@zoetis.com