Lewisburg, OH | Distinguished Ag Alumni: 1995
Dr. Armstrong is President and Chief Executive Officer of Carl S. Akey, Inc., a privately owned company that provides nutritional products and services to the feed, livestock and poultry industries. Their primary business activity is the production of dietary premixes containing vitamins and trace minerals that are used in the formulation of diets for all species of livestock and poultry. They also provide key ingredients such as antibiotics and amino acids used in the feed industry. Additionally, they provide nutritional formulation assistance to customers using their products. Upon completion of his graduate studies, Dr. Armstrong accepted a faculty position at North Carolina State University. During his academic career, he published 20 refereed papers, 21 abstracts and 16 articles in the popular press. He was also the recipient of North Carolina State’s Outstanding Teacher Award. In 1982, he served as a visiting lecturer in Eastern Europe as a member of the American Soybean Association. That same year, he accepted the position of Director of Nutrition with Carl S. Akey, Inc. Four years later he was appointed vice president and, in 1993, assumed his present position. During his tenure with Carl S. Akey, Inc., the company has exhibited tremendous growth in all aspects of the business. Dollar sales have increased from 30 million to 115 million, and the number of employees has gone from 70 to more than 250. Their market served customers in ten states and now encompasses much of the United States and six foreign countries. Dr. Armstrong currently serves on the American Feed Industry Association’s board of directors and executive committee. He is a member of the American Society of Animal Science, the American Institute of Nutrition, the American Dairy Science Association, and the Council for Agricultural Science and Technology. He is also very active in his church and community. A major focus of his efforts has been raising dollars and support for his local school system.