Aviagen® announced on Tuesday that Eduardo Souza has been named  vice president of research and development for Aviagen’s North American region.

In his new role, Souza will lead a team of U.S.-based geneticists and promote Aviagen’s business by offering critical expertise to customers, as well as to sales and support teams, in North America and Brazil. While fulfilling these responsibilities, he will continue to oversee the pedigree breeding program in Crossville, Tennessee

Reporting directly to Aviagen Chief Technical Officer Alfons Koerhuis, Souza will be based at Aviagen’s global headquarters in Huntsville.