Patrick Charlton is vice president at Alltech and CEO of Alltech Coppens, a specialist aquaculture feeds company, which was acquired by Alltech in 2016. Before joining Alltech Coppens, Charlton oversaw the activity of 32 Alltech offices across the European region. He graduated from the University of Nottingham and joined Alltech U.K. in 1991, becoming the technical manager in 1995. In 1998, Charlton moved to Cape Town, South Africa, to become technical director for Alltech’s Africa and Middle East region, working with customers in Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Iran, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana and Zimbabwe. Charlton took on the role of general manager of Alltech Canada in 2000, working with customers, consultants and researchers across Canada. In 2005, he was promoted to global Bioplex® manager, responsible for all activities relating to the Bioplex series of organic minerals. Charlton currently lives in the U.K. and received a master’s degree in fermentation and distilling from Heriot-Watt University in 2006.