Sep 06

Agricon announces new project manager for Asia

Charlotte, NC / Vechta, Germany – Agricon is pleased to announce that Jay Gauld has joined the company as a Project Manager for all of Asia. a division of Big Dutchman and the newly-established Big Dutchman brand for turn-key solutions. The division, headquartered in Charlotte (NC), USA, manufactures high-quality agri-housing for poultry and swine producers in over 60 countries worldwide from facilities in China, Europe, and Malaysia.

Jay will be responsible for the execution of projects within quality, time and cost from confirmed order until reception by the client and will be based in Shanghai, China.

Jay joins from parent group Big Dutchman and was previously the installation and aftersales director for pig and poultry equipment in China.  During his 3 and a half years with Big Dutchman Jay was the responsible for the installation of several hundred projects ranging from single feed lines for small local operations to fully integrated, multi-site farms for international clients.

Prior to Big Dutchman, Jay came from SIP Shanghai, a provider of construction project management services across many industries throughout the China market.  During his 6 years with SIP, Jay had responsibilities including project design, tender, QC and project management was responsible for all the farms’ construction for a multinational customer’s broiler project.

Jay attended the University of Glasgow in Scotland and graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Agricon belongs to the internationally successful Big Dutchman group. The company is the Big Dutchman brand for turn-key solutions with professional metal buildings that include double panel for the global agricultural industry. The brand Agricon results from the takeover of Qingdao Betco by Big Dutchman, the world’s leading equipment supplier for modern pig and poultry production.
Qingdao Betco is one of the leading suppliers of steel structures for livestock, specializing in pig and poultry management worldwide. The company was founded as the Asian branch of Betco, Inc. Qingdao Betco is particularly active in the Asia-Pacific region.