William Randy Walker
Dr. William Randy Walker graduated from California State University, Fresno with a B.S. in Animal Science in 1979. Randy also attended Oklahoma State University where he received a M.S. degree in Animal Science in 1981 and a Ph.D. degree in Animal Nutrition in 1984.
Randy began his career as State Swine Extension Specialist at the University of Florida where he also conducted research in swine nutrition. In 1991, Randy transitioned to industry, serving as District Swine Specialist for Cargill-Nutrena Feeds in Wilson, NC. Randy relocated to Iowa in 1993 to join Land O’Lakes, Inc. as Swine Nutrition and Technical Service Director. In 2003 Randy began working for Distributors Processing, Inc. (DPI GLOBAL), and was appointed President and CEO on January 1, 2005. DPI GLOBAL products are marketed in over 50 countries worldwide.
Randy is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, American Registry of Professional Animal Scientists, National Pork Producers Council, and National Cattlemens Beef Association. He has also been active in the American Feed Industry Association serving on the Nutrition Council Executive Committee, the Nutrition Committee and on the the AFIA Board of Directors. More recently, Randy has served as Director, President-Elect and President of the ARPAS Midwest Chapter. In addition, Randy serves on the ARPAS Governing Council and Chairs the ARPAS Ethics Committee. Randy has been an ARPAS member since 1989 and was accepted into ACAS in 1995.
Randy and his wife Pam live in Fort Dodge, Iowa. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.