Neogen announces Bohannon retirement, successor named: The Lansing biotech firm Neogen Corp. (Nasdaq: NEOG) announced Monday that Lon Bohannon, the company’s president and COO, has announced his intent to retire effective Aug. 31. Bohannon has been employed by Neogen for 27 years and has served as the company’s COO since 2000. Neogen also announced the naming of Stephen Snyder as president and COO-elect to succeed Bohannon. Snyder comes to Neogen with 26 years’ experience in leadership roles with both Monsanto and Cargill. His most recent position has been vice president of marketing for the industrial oils and lubricants business of Cargill. Earlier, he was vice president and global business director for Cargill’s health and nutrition business, where he was involved in launching the stevia-based natural sweetener business. Most of his career has been devoted to technical, financial, and marketing activities of food related businesses. Neogen develops and markets products dedicated to food and animal safety. The company’s Food Safety Division markets diagnostic test kits to detect foodborne bacteria, natural toxins, genetic modifications, food allergens, drug residues, meat speciation, plant diseases, and sanitation concerns, and dehydrated culture media. Neogen’s Animal Safety Division is a leader in the development of animal genomics, along with the manufacturing and distribution of a variety of animal healthcare products, including diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, veterinary instruments, wound care and disinfectants. More at www.neogen.com.