Business briefs – January 19

Elanco Animal Health gets new vice president

GREENFIELD — Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company, recently named Sarena Lin as senior vice president, North America Operations and Global Strategy, joining Elanco’s leadership team and reporting to Elanco president Jeffrey Simmons.

Lin will manage the entirety of the company’s U.S. and Canadian food and companion animal businesses. She also will oversee global strategy for the top-tier animal health company, applying her extensive knowledge in corporate development to grow and strengthen Elanco’s business.

“I am incredibly pleased Sarena is joining Elanco, bringing her deep expertise growing and leading global multi-billion dollar organizations — spanning consumer package goods, distribution and agriculture — to Elanco to drive our business forward and provide value to our customers,” said Jeff Simmons, president, Elanco Animal Health. “I am confident her unique capabilities will enhance our strong North American team and enrich our global growth strategy.”

Lin most recently oversaw Cargill’s global animal feed and nutrition business. She also currently serves on the Board of Directors for animal health and dental distributor, Patterson Companies, and before her time as president at Cargill, she was the global head of strategy and business development there. She holds three university degrees with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science from Harvard University, a Master’s in International Relations from Yale University and a MBA from Yale School of Management.

“Elanco’s vision and trajectory within this growing industry are an exciting combination,” said Lin. “I am looking forward to bringing my passion for animal health and analysis-based strategy to such an industry thought leader. I feel this is a perfect partnership at an exciting time for Elanco.”

Lin will start her new position January 22 at Elanco’s Greenfield, Indiana-based headquarters.

McCordsville trash day moves to Wednesday

MCCORDSVILLE — Effective Jan. 22, CGS will change the day of trash pickup for McCordsville residents to Wednesday.

Those with recycling service also will receive service on Wednesdays. For more information, call CGS at 1-800-453-5575.