Dr. Trevor Faber
Trevor Faber, Ph.D. joined Trouw Nutrition in 2015 as a Companion Animal Nutritionist. Now, as Director, Companion Animal Nutrition & Technical Services, he supervises the nutrition and formulation teams for Trouw Nutrition's Companion Animal Division, oversees premix formulation and provides technical assistance for Trouw Nutrition’s pet food customers. He ensures the nutritional adequacy and function of pet food premixes and preblends.
He provides technical expertise in nutrition and product development for pets to internal and external customers. In addition, he leads the Trouw Nutrition Companion Animal Innovation Team, which works with a team of industry and academic experts that develops and markets new innovative technologies for Trouw Nutrition’s customers. As a member of Trouw Nutrition’s Global Cross-Species Council, Dr. Faber represents the U.S. and companion animal species in the company’s strategic planning for new products and innovations.
Dr. Faber earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Companion Animal Nutrition from the University of Illinois, studying under the advisement of Dr. George Fahey. His research focused on the effects of prebiotics on digestive and immune health. He graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Sciences.
After graduation in 2011, Dr. Faber worked four years as a Product Development Scientist at a major pet food manufacturer, where he turned consumer insights into products on the shelf. Taking into consideration product quality, performance, nutrition and market relevance, Dr. Faber formulated and developed multiple dry pet food products. He worked cross-functionally with marketing, purchasing and supply to improve manufacturing efficiencies and increase market share through enhanced product quality.
He developed a strong background in diet formulation, product stability, diet palatability, and kibble extrusion. After his promotion to the Global R&D team, he created research programs to deepen the team’s understanding of the science behind product performance and nutrition. He gained international product development exposure and was able to work with business units around the globe.
Dr. Faber has produced 10 peer-reviewed publications and co-authored a book chapter titled “Animal Model Systems and In Vitro Approaches to Study the Role of Dietary Fibers in the Gastrointestinal Tract of Humans.”