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North American Renderers Association executives assume key roles in Global Feed LCA Institute

The North American Renderers Association announced April 4 the election of two of its senior staff to key positions within The Global Feed LCA Institute.


Kent Swisher, president and CEO of NARA, has been elected to the GFLI board of directors, while Charles Starkey, vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs at NARA, has been appointed to the GFLI technical management committee.


The GFLI board of directors serves as the governing body of the institute, overseeing its operations and strategic direction.


Comprised of esteemed industry professionals, the board is responsible for guiding the institute’s activities and ensuring its mission is fulfilled effectively.


Swisher’s appointment to the board brings his wealth of experience and leadership to this vital role.


Starkey’s election to the GFLI technical management committee further strengthens the institute’s technical expertise.


As a committee member, Starkey will contribute his scientific knowledge and regulatory insight to support the development and validation of the animal nutrition lifecycle analysis database, a cornerstone of GFLI’s mission.


“NARA’s sustainability goals are aligned with GFLI,” Swisher said. “Dr. Starkey and I look forward to helping the institute with their important mission of environmental assessment and improvement.”


NARA’s dedication to advancing sustainability in the animal food, feed and nutrition sectors, combined with the industry knowledge and expertise that Swisher and Starkey will bring to the GFLI leadership, will be invaluable as the institute continues its mission of promoting environmental assessment and improvement.


GFLI is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing sustainability within the animal nutrition and food industry.


GFLI’s primary objective is to develop and maintain a publicly accessible animal nutrition lifecycle analysis database, facilitating environmental assessments of animal nutrition products and driving continuous improvement in environmental performance.


Through collaboration with industry stakeholders and experts, GFLI strives to provide credible, transparent and globally relevant solutions to address environmental challenges in animal-derived product supply chains.


NARA represents the interests of the North American rendering industry to regulatory and other governmental agencies, promotes the greater use of animal byproducts and fosters the opening and expansion of trade between foreign buyers and North American exporters.


In addition to its U.S.-based headquarters, the association maintains offices in Mexico and Hong Kong, and has market consultants in strategic locations around the world.


NARA publishes a bimonthly trade magazine, Render.



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