Getting to Know Brittany Pham
What is your official title at Novus?
Global Logistics Manager
How long have you been with Novus?
Which product of Novus’s is your favorite?
MINTREX® trace minerals
What accomplishment or moment in your career are you most proud of?
Not taking the safe route – taking on roles outside my area
of expertise, particularly in an industry/function that is male-dominated.
What is the oddest or hardest question a customer or collaborator has ever asked you?
How to handle a mixture of ALIMET® and a non-methionine
liquid when another supplier accidentally unloaded their product into the
In your opinion, what is the biggest challenge facing the animal agriculture industry today?
From a logistics perspective, managing costs during a time in which multiple variables are making a lean supply chain more challenging (aging drivers, cross-contamination/bio-security concerns, transparency to consumers). These issues are manifesting in multiple ways such as consumer pressure to know where their food products have been and government regulatory action (FSMA).
What would be your first move if you were tasked with helping the industry overcome that challenge?
Identify what is feasible to address at the company level (ex. customized bills of lading) and what must be addressed at the industry level and engage industry groups accordingly.
When you are not promoting Novus products what do you like to do?
Read, swim and travel (domestic and international).
If you could go to dinner with any 3 people dead or alive, who would you choose?
- Abraham Lincoln - I hail from Lincoln, Illinois – the original town christened by Lincoln.
- Queen Elizabeth I - She succeeded in a time where women didn’t have opportunity for success.
- Emma Watson - She is leading the HeForShe movement to continue the fight for gender equality globally.
What is your favorite beef/dairy/pork/poultry product to eat?
Cheese. It goes great on just about everything and is also a
perfect food by itself.