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In Remembrance of Andrew Frederick Giesen III

Drew Giesen, Techincal Manager, Poultry

During the final editing of the 2011 Sustainability Report, our dear friend and colleague Dr. Drew Giesen passed away, Thursday July 12, 2012 at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, after a six-year battle with melanoma. He was such an important part of Novus, Executive Leadership asked for the inclusion of his memorial in the 2011 report.

As an organization, Novus was very lucky to have Drew as an important contributor since day one. Drew's influences on Novus and the global animal science industry have been prolific; while some of Drew's most visible accomplishments were related to the poultry industry, he was viewed as a multi-species thought leader among animal scientists around the world.

During his career at Novus, Drew excelled with challenging assignments in research, product development, technical service and sales and marketing. He worked globally and as a true innovator to solve health and nutrition challenges across a diverse range of markets. Throughout his work and career, the common thread was that Drew held the respect of our customers and partners as a world-class scientist of the highest integrity.

Drew was a teacher and a collaborator at heart, and this is clearly represented in the areas where he chose to give back to our industry through service. Drew had been an active member of the Poultry Science Association since 1977, which he joined when he was a graduate student at Auburn University. Through the years he served on numerous committees, the Board of Directors and was named President for 2006-2007. In 2010 Drew was award the prestigious Fellows of the Poultry Science Association. Drew also generously committed his time to serve as both Associate Editor of Poultry Science and The Journal of Applied Poultry Research. Drew was also past President of the Federation of Animal Science Societies (FASS) and served on the Board of Directors since 2007. Other professional service contributions included terms as Director and Vice President of the World's Poultry Science Association and President of the Southern Poultry Science Society. Drew was also a member of ARPAS–ACAN, Sigma Xi-Scientific Research Society and the Academy of Science of St Louis.

All of his accomplishments aside, Drew was a uniquely sincere person who truly cared about people. His kind and fun-loving spirit will be greatly missed. Most importantly, Drew was the loving husband of Linda and the very proud father of Joe and Carrie.

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