EMERGENT GENETICS of Boulder, Colo., has announced a new structure for its mission to become an integrated, global seed company better positioned to grow and compete. Emergent Genetics has acquired several seed companies during the last five years, including Stoneville Pedigreed Seed, Mahendra Hybrid Seed, Paras Extra Growth Seed, and Daehnfeldt.
The new organization will integrate into three geographic strategic business units: Emergent Genetics India, Emergent Genetics USA, and Emergent Genetics International.
Emergent Genetics' new organization will be led by Mark Wong and Sam Dryden out of an Office of the CEO. Wong is responsible for operations and Dryden is responsible for corporate matters.
Managers for the three geographic units are: V.R. Kaundinya, executive vice president, Emergent Genetics India, Ltd.; Don Threet, vice president, Emergent Genetics USA, Inc.; and Matt Renkoski, vice president, Emergent Genetics International, Inc. Additionally, Charles Turner will assume the position of vice president, financial operations. Denny Berkey will be director, global seedstock and safety.
Don Panter is serving as vice president, chief technology officer. All of these positions will report directly to Wong.
Dale Keller will be vice president, chief financial officer. Sandi Eitel will be vice president, human relations. These positions will report directly to Dryden.
Emergent Genetics is a seed and related biotechnology company with operations in the United States, Latin America, Europe and India and has a strategic product focus on cotton, rice, wheat and vegetables. As such, it is a leader in the application of new technologies for development of cotton seed that is resistant to insects and herbicides.