Mike Horn, president and CEO of Pennfield Corporation, Lancaster, Pa., is named chair-elect of the Board of Directors of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). His term will run until May 2006 at which time he will succeed Robert Gallaway, Ridley Inc., as Board chairman.



Horn has been with Pennfield Corporation, a fourth-generation family business, since he was a teenager. Throughout his nearly 40-year career, he has worked in and managed every are of the feed business form feed manufacturing and delivery to purchasing, sales, service and marketing.



His vast knowledge of the feed business is enhanced through leadership of the Ritter Food Service Division of Pennfield, a center-of-the-plate protein supplier to restaurants, hotels, retail stores and farm markets.



Active in AFIA for many years, Horn served several terms on the Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Director Nominating Committee, Transportation and Budget Committees and most recently as chairman of the AFIA Finance Task Force.



Source: Association Release