Wools of New Zealand Names New CEO
October 01, 2013
Marietta, Ga.-based Wools of New Zealand has appointed Ross Townshend as its new CEO. In March, the company became a fully grower-owned company for the first time in its history, with more than 700 New Zealand sheep farmers investing in the brand and its commercial initiatives. Townshend, also a shareholder and sheep farmer, will be responsible for heading up these initiatives. He has a 40-year background in industries, including dairy, red meat, and forestry, and has held a variety of roles, from "factory floor" to marketing roles.