Stefan Kuijpers becomes the new director of Feed Design Lab

Wanssum – April 17, 2024

Feed Design Lab appoints Stefan Kuijpers as its new director from January 1, 2025. Stefan Kuijpers succeeds Trudy van Megen, the director from the very beginning, who will pre-retire after 10 years of building on Feed Design Lab. Her successor is an experienced director from the animal feed industry.

Stefan Kuijpers was general director at Coöperatie Vitelia and has also held various board positions for many years at Nevedi, Schothorst and The chairman of the board of Feed Design Lab, Han Swinkels, is confident that the choice for Stefan Kuijpers will bring an excellent successor for Trudy van Megen, the current director. “Stefan Kuijpers has more than 30 years of working experience, perfect to be used in his new role as director of Feed Design Lab. Until end of 2024 Trudy van Megen will be the responsible director. From October 1, the transfer will take place.”

Trudy van Megen: “I am very proud of Feed Design Lab. Together with my team, we have worked over the past 10 years to reach where we are today: a widely recognized and reputable innovation center with an unique partner network! It is with great confidence that I will transfer my tasks to Stefan Kuijpers to develop Feed Design Lab for the next decade.”

Unique possibilities at Feed Design Lab
Feed Design Lab is the leading practical research and education centre for innovation and sustainability in the feed industry. Within Feed Design Lab, 110 partner companies and knowledge institutions from all over Europe work together in an unique partnership on innovation within the animal feed sector. In addition, there are 3 main activities: the pilot plant, providing training and developing projects. Feed Design Lab is unique: in Europe only here research, training and experimental feed production are united in the same institute.