Memphis, Tennessee—Barrow-Agee Laboratories, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Roger Beers as chief executive officer. Beers is an experienced senior executive with more than two decades of working in animal, feed and food production markets.
Executive will lead growth, ‘deliver precise and accurate test results on time, every time’
“I am excited to join Barrow-Agee and build on the impeccable reputation it has earned over the past century for market-leading testing and analytical services, from farm to fork,” said Beers. “I look forward to growing the company and continually demonstrating our promise to deliver accurate test results on time, every time.”
Founded in 1917, Barrow-Agee is a trusted provider of microbiological and analytical chemistry testing services in support of food safety and the analysis of foods, ingredients, nutraceuticals, feeds, animal fats and vegetable oils. The Company’s Memphis, Tennessee, lab provides consistent, reliable and affordable testing services for blue-chip customers who rely on the Company’s expertise to meet quality and regulatory requirements and satisfy growing demand for greater food transparency.
Align Capital Partners (ACP) completed a majority acquisition of the previously family-owned operation in 2017.
“We are delighted to bring Roger Beers on board to lead Barrow-Agee into the next phase of its success in the rapidly growing food safety and testing industry,” said ACP Managing Partner Chris Jones.
Beers added, “There are endless opportunities for Barrow-Agee, and I am honored to be entrusted with its exciting future. Working as a team and listening to our clients, we have a unique opportunity to build on a trusted and successful past with a vision of an innovative future.”
Before joining Barrow-Agee, Beers was vice president of sales and marketing at Packers Sanitation Services, Inc. He previously held senior positions at Arm & Hammer Animal Nutrition; Varied Industries Corporation, Inc. (Vi-COR); and A&L Laboratories, Inc., where he was president and chief executive officer and served on the Board of Directors.
Beers holds a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Science, Food Science and Business Management from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.
Barrow-Agee is an FDA-registered and ISO-certified provider of testing solutions to North American food manufacturers, suppliers and distributors. Barrow-Agee’s highly trained scientists utilize current technology to conduct a variety of client tests with core expertise in food safety, microbiology, nutrients, ingredients, fats and oils, pesticide residue analysis, heavy metals, inorganic analysis and animal feed tests.