Roy joined Cargill Animal Nutrition in 1993. He is responsible for the development of horse feeds and full farm products (poultry, swine and rabbit) for Cargill Feed and Nutrition for North America and supports the global equine business. He works with the research teams at the Cargill Animal Nutrition Innovation Center in Elk River, MN, as well as researchers at several universities and other companies to acquire and deploy appropriate technology for the nutrient and ingredient specifications of current and future products. He also helps develop the education, management and support materials that are used by equine consultants in the field for the Nutrena and private label brands in the U.S. and the Purina brand outside the U.S.
Prior to joining Cargill, Roy was an Instructor and Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota-Waseca for 17 years where he taught equine management, training and nutrition. He started showing horses in 1965 and is still actively involved in the horse industry. He has been a licensed horse show judge for 39 years and is also a horse show announcer.
Roy grew up on a diversified crop and livestock farm near Red Wing, MN, and received his BS and MS degrees from the University of Minnesota-St. Paul.