The proven management team of Animal BioTech has worked together for many years not only developing products from their research and development background, but also launching commercially successful products in various consumer markets. The track record of these key individuals is impressive.

Meet Our Experts

Alan Brown has over forty years experience in finance and private equity investments. He received his undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and an MBA from The Darden School at the University of Virginia. Prior to joining Sowell & Co. in 1987, Mr. Brown served in various executive positions at the First National Bank in Dallas.

Alan Brown served as Chairman for Sergeant’s Pet Care Products for twelve years until the company was sold in 2012 to a NYSE company, Perrigo. Sergeants, was a Sowell & Co. portfolio company, known throughout the world as a leading company in the companion pet industry. Currently he is the Chairman and one of the founders of Animal BioTech, L.L.C., another company in the Sowell & Co. portfolio.

Larry Nouvel is an independent consultant providing business and product development to the animal health and urban insect market. He has worked in the animal health and non ag pesticide markets for more than thirty years and has assisted in more than fifty successful product launches. He is bilingual and has worked in countries around the world.

Larry has served as President of Speer Products and Roussel Bio Corporation – manufacturers, developers and marketers of specialized agricultural pesticides. Before joining Roussel, Larry held a variety of technical roles and positions from formulations manager to Vice President of Research and Development.

Larry is member of NMPA, RISE, ESA IESP, and CSPA where he served on the board for many years and Chairman of the Board as well. He holds several patents with others pending. He also holds a B.A. in Chemistry, University of Texas El Paso.

John J. McGlone, PhD is a Professor of Animal Science at Texas Tech University.  He heads the Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology and Welfare ( He has been training students and conducting research on animal behavior, physiology and welfare for over 40 years. Dr. McGlone received his B.S. and M.S. in Animal Science from Washington State University and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. In 2002, he started Farm Animal Care training and Auditing, which provides science-based, professional animal welfare auditing to millions of animals each year. He was co-editor for the third edition of the Guide for the Care and Use Of Agricultural Animals in Teaching and Research.  He has chaired the FASS Animal Care Committee and was a long-time member of AAALAC International serving as an Ad Hoc consultant, Council member and member of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. McGlone has dedicated his life and career to discovering innovative ways to improve farm animal welfare and manage their behavior. Dr. McGlone speaks internationally on topics of animal welfare, sustainable animal production, animal behavior, stress physiology, innovative management practices and humane animal handling. As Vice President of Research and Development for Animal Biotech, he works to develop research ideas into consumer products.