Eddy Van Lierde
Eddy Van Lierde has been an incubation specialist for the Aviagen hatchery specialist team based in Huntsville, AL since 2011. He lends his support to Aviagen hatcheries and customer service teams by visiting hatcheries in the US, Canada and Latin America. He also serves as a liaison with incubator and hatchery automation companies, ensuring open and proactive communication with these important business partners. Eddy’s career with Aviagen began in 1995 when he joined Ross Poultry Ltd in New Zealand (now known as Aviagen New Zealand) and became involved with the incubation program there. In 2008 he moved to Australia to manage the Aviagen hatchery in Griffith, NSW and also became the representative of the Australian and New Zealand business at the Aviagen Hatchery Support Working Group. Eddy began his career as a chicken sexer managing sexing teams in various European countries. Originally from Belgium, he attended the Japan Livestock Technology Association School in Japan, where he studied hatchery management, poultry husbandry and was trained to become a chicken sexer.