LIEGE, BELGIUM — The European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC) during its General Assembly on June 5 in Liege, Belgium, elected Marek Kumprecht as honorary member for his dedication and personal commitment to expand regional cooperation and membership in Central and Eastern European countries.

He convinced the Czech feed industry to become the first FEFAC member from the new E.U. candidate countries in 2000. He organized the E.U. TAIEX/FEFAC workshop for all E.U. candidate countries in Prague in 2002, opening a series of 15 bilateral and regional workshops on E.U. feed safety legislation resulting in membership applications of 12 national feed associations from the new E.U. member states, E.U. candidate and neighboring countries. His inimitable personal style blending highest professional ethics and diplomatic skills, seasoned with a good dose of Czech humor, have made him the perfect ambassador helping to reshape FEFAC’s membership landscape, FEFAC said.

Kumprecht has a master’s of science degree in animal nutrition and serves as sales & marketing manager at Royal De Heus, a.s. Before that, he was managing director at Afeed, a.s. and Trouw Nutrition Biofaktory, sro.

Kumprecht is the 8th holder of the title of FEFAC Honorary Member since the Federation was founded in 1959, following Hubert Marek, Marcel van Belle, Carl Brenninkmeyer, André Namur, Franz-Josef Juchem, Giordano Veronesi and Helen Raine.