Agricultural firm H.J. Baker announced one promotion and one addition to its nutrition team.

Dr. Kip Karges has joined the company’s sales and marketing team as director of technical services. Karges joins H.J. Baker from AC Nutrition, bringing more than 20 years of experience as a nutritionist and nutrition researcher in the feed industry. Karges is most recognized for his work integrating bio-fuel co-products into viable feed for food production animals and providing direct support to customers, nutritionists and research scientists. In his role with H.J. Baker, Karges will continue to support customers while working closely with sales staff to analyze data, focusing on animal protein additives and supplemental products as well as identifying new solutions and products.

Dr. Bob Hill has been promoted to technical director and new product development with the company’s research and development team. Hill’s promotion places him in a lead role in R&D. His focus will be on identifying and developing market applications for new products that complement the H.J. Baker portfolio. Hill has been working with the feed industry for 32 years as a nutritionist and most recently led H.J. Baker’s research team to accurately evaluate the amino acid digestibility coefficients in poultry for varying ages of birds.

H.J. Baker is headquartered in Westport, Conn. Visit