SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Phytelligence, a leading agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the way food crops are grown, today announced the hiring of its new Chief Business Officer, Glen Donald. Donald will oversee the company’s sales, marketing and business development teams to facilitate company growth and grower satisfaction.
In this new role, Donald will support and manage the marketing team to expand knowledge and continue raising visibility of the company. He will also partner with the business development leads to grow revenue, navigate new crop segments and provide the highest quality products and services that align with the needs of growers.
“Glen’s experience in the industry adds immense value to Phytelligence’s leadership team,” said Ken Hunt, CEO of Phytelligence. “His diverse leadership experience with companies of varying sizes, as well as in a university spin-out, will be instrumental as we look to expand our customer base and continue to provide excellent service to our growers at every turn.”
Donald has extensive experience in the agriculture and biotech industry. Most recently, he was vice president of business development at Plant Health Care, Inc. In this role, he secured technology licensing and distribution agreements, as well as oversaw global branding, budget management and product registration for the company. Donald also served as CEO, director and chairman of Sonoplot, Inc., a technology start-up spun out of the University of Wisconsin-Madison that sells instruments for scientific research applications.
In addition, Donald spent 18 years at predecessor companies of Bayer Crop Science where he held various leadership roles including technical sales representative, product manager and vice president of marketing. Under Donald’s leadership the company successfully launched a variety of crop protection products, as well as expanded business development and improved marketing strategy.
“I am thrilled to join Phytelligence and I look forward to guiding the sales, marketing and business development teams on their path to provide superior products and services to growers,” said Donald.
Phytelligence is an agricultural biotechnology company that is revolutionizing the way food crops are grown. Utilizing its proprietary growing techniques to provide superior quality crops, Phytelligence enables higher grower profit by increasing speed to harvest and reducing input costs. Phytelligence provides additional value to food crop growers and plant breeders through the application of advanced genetics enabling guaranteed delivery of accurate plants, disease screening, plant repository services, securing of intellectual property, and the ability to co-develop new varieties of food crops. The company has a growing pipeline of biological and compound solutions aimed at improving returns throughout the food crop value chain. Phytelligence was founded by Dr. Amit Dhingra in 2012 out of his Horticulture Genomics and Biotechnology Research laboratory at Washington State University and is headquartered in Seattle with facilities in Pullman, Wash. and Portland, Ore. Learn more at www.phytelligence.com.