On March 22, the Department of Animal Sciences will celebrate the achievements of those who have enhanced student education and enriched the animal sciences industry through the 2nd annual Evening of Excellence Recognition Banquet.
This year, the Department will induct Dr. Gregory Reinhart, a companion animal nutritionist and Industry Leader, into the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame. Recipients of the Animal Sciences Hall of Fame have demonstrated superior skill and achieved success in the field of Animal Science for themselves and their families. They have also practiced service to others through giving their time, energy and thoughtfulness in the local community.
Dr. Reinhart earned his induction into the Hall of Fame through his continued leadership in the animal nutrition and more recently work in developing countries to alleviate hunger and malnutrition of children and their families.
After graduation, Greg entered the area of medical nutrition research at Ross Laboratories in 1989. He quickly distinguished himself and was recruited and hired to join the Research and Development team at The Iams Company as a Research Nutritionist. He advanced to Director of Strategic Research and in1998 was promoted to Vice President, Strategic Research and Communication. In this position, Greg was influential in the development of new and innovative product lines in pet care. In 2007 Greg’s career took a new direction, becoming the Vice President of Research and Nutrition at the Mathile Institute for the Advancement of Human Nutrition. He currently is involved in feeding programs and nutritional research studies with young children and reproductive age women in Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, India, Vietnam, Lao PDR, Ecuador and Peru. There are currently over 15,000 children and women receiving nutritional benefit from these programs. Dr. Reinhart and his wife reside in South Lebanon, Ohio.