Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Names Three Midwest Dairy Sales Interns

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Names Three Midwest Dairy Sales Interns

Three college students joined the Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. upper Midwest staff as dairy sales interns for the summer of 2011. Emily Krekelberg, Le Sueur, MN; Krysty Kepler, Viola, WI; and Angela Niles, Casco, WI, are traveling throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota and northern Iowa during their summer-long internship.

Each intern will work alongside territory managers with retailers and will have the opportunity to visit with customers. They will share information about Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. dairy-focused products such as ToDAY®, ToMORROW®, Bovikalc® and Cydectin®.

Scott Laufenberg, a Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. regional manager based in DeForest, WI, has been overseeing the dairy sales intern program for 20 years and says it is a joy to welcome interns every year. “Each year, our interns help us reach a customer base that field staff isn’t always able to reach one-on-one.”

Laufenburg goes on to say, “It kicks everyone’s game up a notch when the interns arrive because they are always eager to learn quickly and help us get our products to dairy farmers.”

Emily Krekelberg recently completed her sophomore year at the University of Minnesota — Twin Cities, where she studies animal science with an emphasis in dairy production. Emily is involved in Beta of Clovia Sorority, Gopher Dairy Club, Collegiate Agri-Women and Agricultural Education Club. One day, Emily wants to work in the dairy industry as a dairy supplies sales specialist or a ruminant nutritionist. She is the daughter of Dale and Patty Krekelberg.

Krysty Kepler, the daughter of Lonnie and Dana Kepler, is a junior at the University of Wisconsin — Platteville majoring in animal science, with an emphasis in dairy science and a minor in ag business. Krysty is active within the Holstein industry, serving in many leadership positions in the Richland County Junior Holstein Association, Sabin Livewires 4-H Club, Richland Center FFA and UW — Platteville Dairy Club. Following graduation, Krysty plans a career in the dairy industry.

Angela Niles is currently majoring in dairy science at the University of Wisconsin — River Falls and hopes to attend veterinary school in two years. She grew up on her family’s dairy farm, Dairy Dreams, which is home to 2,800 head. In the summer of 2010, she worked on a large research project for the University of Wisconsin Veterinary School on two farms. The project studied calcium levels in cows as well as ketosis. Angela hopes to use knowledge gained during this project to help farmers in the future. Angela is also well-versed in the Spanish language.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (St. Joseph, MO), is a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation based in Ridgefield, CT, and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (St. Joseph, Mo.), is a subsidiary of Boehringer Ingelheim Corporation, based in Ridgefield, Conn., and a member of the Boehringer Ingelheim group of companies.

The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, it operates globally with 145 affiliates and more than 42,000 employees. Since it was founded in 1885, the family-owned company has been committed to researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing novel products of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

For Boehringer Ingelheim — and its employees — carrying a good share of social responsibility is an important component in its business culture. Both global commitments in social projects and properly caring for all its employees are included. Respect, equal opportunity, and the balance of career and family life form the basis for mutual cooperation. And, environmental protection and sustainability are always the main focus during any of Boehringer Ingelheim’s undertakings.

In 2010, Boehringer Ingelheim posted net sales of approximately $16.7 billion (about 12.6 billion euro) while spending almost 24 percent of net sales in its largest business segment, Prescription Medicines, on research and development.

For more information, please visit http://us.boehringer-ingelheim.com and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/boehringerus.

For more information, please visit: www.bi-vetmedica.com.

7.21.2011