9/26/2012 6:59:13 AM
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI), announces the addition of more than 75 positions to its U.S. sales force. The expanding animal health company plans to have all sales representatives and professional service veterinarians on board by early January 2013. The addition increases the entire BIVI field force to more than 350.
The increased sales force will help BIVI continue to support its expanding product lines as well as meet the needs of customers across all market segments.
"Our decision to increase the number of sales representatives in the field was made for the benefit of our customers," says Tim Bettington, vice president sales and marketing, BIVI. "We are continuing to grow as a company and we wouldn't be able to do that if it weren't for the loyalty of our customers. The additional representatives will allow us to work directly with more customers, creating more opportunity to meet their needs."
Since BIVI's acquisition of certain Fort Dodge Animal Health assets in 2009, the company has nearly doubled in size, both in terms of product offerings and number of employees. Dr. Albrecht Kissel, president and CEO, adds that it is BIVI's drive for innovation that continues to fuel the business growth.
"We are dedicated to our customers and the animal health industry," says Kissel. "Not only do we want to ensure we are developing technological innovations with our products, but also that we are providing the best customer service."
Bettington adds that expansion of the sales force is indicative of the value BIVI sees in customer relationships.
"By increasing the number of representatives we have in the field, we are increasing our ability to engage customers, provide innovative solutions and assist in the pursuit of delivering the best medicine," says Bettington.
BIVI plans to post positions during the fourth quarter of 2012. For more information about Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. careers visit www.bi-vetmedica.com/careers.html
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