NIAMRRE Member Spotlight Webinar: Introduction to Distynct

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NIAMRRE Member: Distynct

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About the Webinar

Coming soon.

Target Audience

  • Scientists;
  • Students (graduate, professional and undergraduate); and
  • Administration/leadership at presenting institution.

About the Presenters

B.J. Brugman spent his entire career in the livestock pharmaceutical industry with Elanco Animal Health. As a Strategic Account Manager, B.J. worked with corporate feedlot production companies in the Pacific Northwest and then with corporate swine production companies in the Southeast United States. In both roles, B.J. drove industry-leading business growth, new production adoption, and demonstrated team-building capabilities. Most recently, he managed Elanco’s largest global account and held responsibility for the strategic growth and management of the Top 200 accounts globally across all species. B.J. possesses a robust knowledge of the livestock industry and a strong network for access to our customer base. B.J. holds a B.S. degree from Iowa State University, an M.S. in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and an MBA from Indiana University.

Justin Van Wert joins Distynct after nearly a decade of sales and customer-focused marketing experience with John Deere. As a Territory Sales Manager, Justin led dealers through dynamic industry changes throughout the Pacific Northwest while driving profitable market share growth, precision ag technology adoption, and facilitated several dealer mergers and acquisitions. In his most recent role, he managed the creation and development of customer marketing material for the entire John Deere Precision Ag product portfolio.  These efforts focused on deeper social media engagement, farm show messaging, and the creation of direct-to-customer email campaigns based on customer analytics. Justin has a strong knowledge of the sales process and a deep understanding of marketing customer-focused solutions. Justin holds a B.S. degree from Iowa State University and a minor in Entrepreneurial Studies.


Are you interested in presenting a webinar for our spotlight series in 2021? Contact Erica Hellmich to schedule a future Member Spotlight Webinar.


February 2, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm UTC-6
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