Vytelle™ announced today the addition of Michael D. Bishop, Ph.D., as director of strategy. In this role he will be responsible for helping set the direction for Vytelle, growing partnerships globally and increasing market penetration. Bishop has worked in a consulting role with Vytelle to introduce the rebranded company into the market and will continue in a full-time capacity.
“Bishop brings extensive experience in launching new and innovative reproductive technology to the livestock industry,” said Ian Hamilton, Vytelle chairman. “His experience is an asset as we continue to grow our business in the United States and globally.”
Most notably, Bishop helped pioneer bovine cloning while at Infigen and helped publish the first genetic linkage map for cattle while at USDA. Additional experience includes working with global organizations to implement genomic selections into breeding programs as Senior Market Development Specialist with Illumina, leading a team at Conklin Company to launch a new direct-fed microbial product for the livestock industry, and implementing a DNA-marker-based selection system for dairy and beef bulls while Director of Research at ABS Global. He holds a doctorate in animal breeding and genetics from The Ohio State University.
Vytelle, based in Hermiston, Oregon, provides revolutionary reproductive technology to commercial producers through reproductive specialists and veterinarian licensees. Vytelle is committed to advancing genetics, life and business for commercial beef and dairy producers across the United States.
Wheatsheaf Group directly operates, invests in and helps to develop businesses in the food and agriculture sectors. Working in partnership with its portfolio companies, through the activities of over 2,500 people in 34 countries and the development of innovative technologies, it aims to contribute enduring solutions to improve efficiency in the production of healthy and nutritious food to meet the food supply needs borne out of the increasing demands of a changing global population. Wheatsheaf is one of three constituent parts of the Grosvenor Estate which represents all of the business activities of the Grosvenor family.