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Meet Our AANA Ruminant Business Center Team

Tomo Takagi

Associate Director, Rumen Protected Lysine (AjiPro-L) sales and technical services

Tomo takes responsibility for the sales and technical services of AjiPro-L. He has a M.S. in livestock animal nutrition and had been involved globally in the establishment of AjiPro-L business. He is also engaged in the R&D part of new product and business development of AANA.


Work Phone: (773) 867-0169

Cody Silvers

Associate Director, Sales & Business Development

Cody has been involved in the business including purchasing, commodity sales & specialty protein sales & development. Cody currently manages the ruminant marketing team and house account sales as well as product development & business development efforts.


Work Phone: (773) 867-0171

Jessica Tekippe

R&D and Tech Service Manager

Jessica has helped increase the industry knowledge and experience on amino acid balance over six years. She has a M.S. in Dairy Nutrition. She is constantly looking into what is the next economical amino acid solution for the US dairy farmer.


Work Phone: (563) 608-0685

Liz Novotny

Sales and Technical Service Manager

Liz has over 20 years of experience in the animal feed additive business including work with pharmaceuticals, probiotics, amino acids, and encapsulates. She has a M.S. in Animal Nutrition, and also has vast experiences with dairy, beef and swine nutrition and management. She works to educate nutritionists and producers on the value of amino acid balancing when trying to improve both animal performance and profitability.


Phone:  (201) 452-5882

Hirotoki Takemasa

Ruminant Business Marketing Specialist

Hiro coordinates marketing efforts regarding AjiPro-L. He handles advertisements, conferences, trade shows, and technical marketing support, among other marketing activities. He has a M.S. in Biochemistry and an M.B.A.


Work Phone: (773) 867-0170


Kai Kobayashi

Ruminant Business Sales Coordinator

Kai coordinates AjiPro-L sales with our AANA team members and GARCO members, collects and analyzes dairy industry market data and news. He has a B.S. in Animal Sciences.


Work Phone: (773) 867-0148


  • Ajinomoto Animal Nutrition North America, Inc.
    8430 W Bryn Mawr Ave., Suite#650 Chicago, IL 60631-3421

Phone number:

  • 1-833-AJIPROL
  • 1-833-254-7765


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