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Dr. Eckel enlarges management board

Viktor Eckel is the new managing director for products and innovation.

Dr Viktor Eckel Photo credits A Kaduk Dr Eckel
Dr Viktor Eckel. Credits: A Kaduk Dr Eckel
April 24, 2024

Viktor Eckel has joined founder Antje Eckel on the management board as managing director with the main responsibility for products and innovation. This strategic decision marks a significant step towards securing the company’s future.

For 30 years, the family company has been all about innovative feed additives for sustainable animal nutrition. With a second generation at the management table, the company is now in a great position to meet the current challenges of a growing international market, according to CEO Antje Eckel.

Viktor Eckel is setting out his priorities clearly: sustainability, resilience and resource efficiency. “When it was founded 30 years ago, Dr. Eckel was among the first companies backing plant-based alternatives. We recognized at an early stage how important they are for promoting animal health and well-being and pursued a more sustainable approach from the outset. This commitment remains at the core of our philosophy today.”

Viktor Eckel believes that this is the key for feed manufacturers and producers in Germany and worldwide to achieve high-resistance, resource-efficient and profitable production. “Offering our customers the best solutions and services for this now and in the future is an amazing, exciting role that I and the rest of the team are very much looking forward to.”

Viktor Eckel has already been playing a decisive role in the development of the brand and the positioning of the family business for the future since 2020. As a biochemist with a doctorate in microbiology, he has broad expertise in feed fermentation and physiology, putting him in an excellent position to continue developing the Dr. Eckel Animal Nutrition portfolio and progress the market for feed additives.