MOSHAV SHARONA, Israel, July 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
Kaiima Bio-Agritech, an Israel-based genetics and breeding technology company, announced today it has appointed board member Richard Greubel to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective August 1, 2015. Rick most recently worked in Basel Switzerland (2010 to 2015) as President of the Human Nutrition & Health for DSM, the world's leading supplier of nutritional ingredients to the Pharma, food and feed industries. Previously, Rick served as a Group VP and International President at Tyson Foods (2006 to 2010) and before that held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Monsanto (1984-2006). While President of Monsanto Brazil (2001-2006), Rick was responsible for the seeds, traits and herbicide business and led the implementation of the POD value capture model in soybeans. He has a B.Sc. in Microbiology from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School AMP program.
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"Kaiima's proprietary non-GMO plant breeding technology can boost the productivity of important crops beyond that realized by traditional breeding or biotechnology," said Rick Greubel. "I'm both honored and excited to be joining such a dedicated team at this key stage that is focused on delivering real economic value to today's farmers" he added.
"Rick brings extensive experience and knowledge of not only the seed technology side, but of the entire Ag food industry sector; his broad experience makes him a perfect fit to lead Kaiima's global business," said Jeffrey Beard, Chairman of Kaiima. "Rick will succeed current CEO, Dr. Doron Gal, who led Kaiima since its inception, and who we're delighted to announce has agreed to remain with the company in a new role as President, Kaiima Bio-Agritech. Together they make a dynamic team." he added.
"Rick's joining our team as CEO is a great step in Kaiima's continued development," said Dr. Doron Gal, "We are extremely pleased to be gaining a leader of Rick's high caliber and vast experience to direct our company in accomplishing its vital mission" he added.
Kaiima, (which means "sustainability" in Hebrew) is an innovative Israel-based plant genetics and breeding-technology company. Kaiima has developed a pioneering, non-GMO technology platform called EP™ which, when coupled with advanced breeding programs, boosts the inherent productivity and resource usage efficiency of high-impact food and energy crops. The company's mission is "to help feed the world and energize it by introducing new varieties of key agricultural crops, specifically designed for sustainable agriculture, and with vastly improved yields." More information is available at http://www.kaiima.com
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