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