ASAS Fellow: Industry Category
Section Awarded: National
Dr. Donald E. Orr, Jr., ASAS Fellow: Industry Category
Sponsored by American Society of Animal Science
Dr. Donald Orr grew up on a Tipton, IN farm, receiving his PhD at Michigan State. Since 1997, he has successfully served as corporate president, JBS United, Sheridan, IN livestock nutrition technology company with US and global businesses. In his 29 years at JBS United, he has successfully helped grow its annual revenue to over $.5 billion in 2013. Under his leadership, JBS United has developed an R&D team of 17 PhD and 28 BS and MS technical team members for swine and poultry nutrition research, enzyme and microbial nutrition, and swine decision models. He successfully led his company in the development and marketing of FDA-approved feed phytase enzymes. Dr. Orr is a distinguished feed industry leader, serving as Chairman, American Feed Industry Assoc. (2008-09); currently on its Strategic Vision Team. A board member of two global animal agribusinesses, he is active in sharing business strategy experiences with animal science college majors.