Merial, Duluth, Ga., names James Van Proosdy as senior director of marketing, North American Ruminant Animal Global Enterprise. In this role, he will provide ongoing leadership to the entire marketing team to ensure the continued success of Merial's ruminant animal health portfolio. With more than 20 years of experience, Van Proosdy has been involved with the domestic and international marketing of equine, small animal and ruminant animal health products and has a background in feed nutrition, research and development, and animal health product sales and marketing. Before joining Merial, Van Proosdy held several management positions with Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc. Previously he worked at United Agri-Products, Manna Pro Corporation, ImmuCell Corporation and Bayer Corporation.