SANTA ANA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Iteris, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITI), the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, today announced the appointment of Jim Chambers as Senior Vice President and General Manager for its Agriculture and Weather Analytics segment.
“Our Ag and Weather Analytics segment has been growing rapidly over the past several quarters, largely due to the favorable market adoption of our digital agriculture platform, ClearAg®,” said Joe Bergera, president and CEO of Iteris. “Having successfully deployed ClearAg in several international markets, we intend to advance the maturity of our business operation to match the capability of our technology platform. As a recognized expert in AgTech and Digital Agriculture, Jim brings the right mix of expertise, along with proven business acumen, to lead the segment to its full potential. We are excited to have Jim onboard and welcome him to the Iteris family.”
Mr. Chambers is a veteran business executive with more than 20 years of experience leading teams and products in the global agriculture market. He joins Iteris from Observant, a provider of agricultural in-field hardware and cloud based applications for precision farm water management, where he was CEO since February 2016. Observant was recently acquired by Jain Irrigation.
“With its robust analytics and advanced modeling platform, Iteris ClearAg has grown to become a recognized brand and an important component in the agricultural supply chain,” said Mr. Chambers. “I am very excited to join the ClearAg and ClearPath Weather® teams at Iteris and to help accelerate growth and innovation.”
Prior to Observant, Mr. Chambers served as Director of Marketing at Bayer CropScience. Before joining Bayer, he held various key management positions at divisions of Deere & Company, including John Deere Water (acquired by FIMI Opportunities Funds) and John Deere Agri Services, Inc. (acquired by Constellation Software). Additionally, he held strategic roles at Valent BioSciences Corporation, AgraQuest (acquired by Bayer CropScience), and Monsanto. Mr. Chambers holds a B.S. degree in Agriculture Business Management and Economics from The Ohio State University.
About Iteris, Inc.
Iteris is the global leader in applied informatics for transportation and agriculture, turning big data into big breakthrough solutions. We collect, aggregate and analyze data on traffic, roads, weather, water, soil and crops to generate precise informatics that lead to safer transportation and smarter farming. Municipalities, government agencies, crop science companies, farmers and agronomists around the world use our solutions to make roads safer and travel more efficient, as well as farmlands more sustainable, healthy and productive. Visit www.iteris.com for more information.
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