About Us

Our Team

Merck Animal Health embraces the practice of individual employee contribution and self-management. It is this principle that defines our culture. By empowering and expecting personal input at all levels, our employees are fully invested in the success of our customers. It is their ideas, service, and actions that lead innovation.

It has always been a goal that our efforts positively contribute to the global fish and wildlife research communities.  Our team of dedicated employees is filled with significant depth of experience and knowledge. With an average tenure of 8 years and more than half being with the company for over 10 years, our sense of ownership and dedication to what we do is apparent in all aspects of the business.

The bottom line is that we all sincerely enjoy our job, the people we work with, the community we live and work in, and the customers we serve.

Leadership Team

Brian Beckley

North American Business Director

Jackie Zimmerman

Fish Farms & Hatchery Lead





Heiden Bliss

North America Sales Director

Elizabeth Davis

Associate Director of Finance


Scott Gary

Director of Operations, Aqua

Kendall Smiley

Marketing Aqua Lead



Kyle Meier

After Sales Support Lead


Sales Staff North America


Matt Brower

Sales Representative

North America



Ryan Vasak

Key Accounts/Project Sales

North America



Gaelan Flaherty

Key Accounts/Project Sales





Ed Powers

Sales Representative

Central United States



Jake Cryer

Key Accounts/Project Sales



Roman Smith

Sales Representative

Southeast United States & LATAM



Peter Mackinnon

Key Accounts/Project Sales



Tim Simpson

Sales Representative

North East United States



Gabe Derrick

Key Accounts/Project Sales

Sales Staff EURAM

Raf Baeyens

Key Accounts/Project Sales

Central Europe



Kristian Straume-Lie

Sales Representative 

Northern Europe



Armando Piccinini

Sales Representative

Southern Europe, Asia & Africa