Tod Wojciechowski has been named director of sales for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co., the Central Florida sales company announced Dec. 2.
Wojciechowski (pronounced woe-ja-HUS-kee) will succeed Tom Ventura, who will assume the OBS presidency upon the retirement of Tom Chiota on June 30, 2012. A Cornell University graduate, Wojciechowski will begin his duties shortly after the first of the year. He has extensive experience in many facets of the horse industry and has been involved with OBS in several capacities in recent years.
“We are pleased to add Tod to our management team on a permanent basis,” said OBS board chairman Mike O’Farrell. “His previous experience at OBS assures a smooth transition when Tom Ventura takes over for Tom Chiota. Tod is a good horseman with a unique combination of an Ivy League education and practical experience as both a buyer and consignor. He brings a valuable perspective to OBS.”
Ventura, director of sales and general manager of the Central Florida sale company, joined OBS in 1994 as assistant director of sales and served in his current position for the past 12 years. Chiota has been with OBS since 1978, overseeing the company’s substantial growth and diversification with the addition of the OBS Feed & Supply, the acquisition of Ocala Jai-Alai, and inter-track wagering.