CAMPINAS, Brazil--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ArborGen, a world leader in the development and commercialization of technologies that improve the productivity of trees, is pleased to announce Adriano E. Amaral de Almeida has joined the organization as general manager of its Brazil operations. He succeeds Gabriela Monnerat, who will continue in a consulting capacity to facilitate a seamless transition.
"Adriano is a great addition to the ArborGen executive team and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in tree improvement and breeding as well as an understanding of the Brazilian forestry market," says Justin Birch, president, and chief executive officer of ArborGen. "Adriano will oversee our Brazilian commercial production and sales and lead our marketing program, providing forest landowners access to our rich and broad portfolio of superior Eucalyptus and Loblolly pine products."
Amaral de Almeida comes to ArborGen with more than 20 years in tree improvement science and breeding. Most recently, he was the head of Acacia and Eucalyptus tree improvement at APRIL Indonesia. There he was responsible for the tree breeding program, including the biomolecular lab, genomic projects, wood properties lab, Acacia and Eucalyptus seed production, and research and development project management.
Amaral de Almeida has a bachelor's degree in forestry engineering from Viçosa Federal University, a master's degree in forest science from Viçosa Federal University, and a master's of innovation management from Campinas University.
ArborGen a is the largest global supplier of seedling products and a leading provider of improved technologies to the commercial forest industry. Through innovations in conventional breeding, improved genetics and emerging biotechnology advances, ArborGen is developing high-value products that significantly improve the economic returns and productivity of a given acre of land. These products enable ArborGen’s customers to grow trees that yield more wood per acre with greater consistency and quality in a shorter period of time. ArborGen’s work is improving the sustainability of working forests while helping to meet the world’s growing need for wood, fiber and energy. For more information, please visit www.arborgen.com and www.arborgen.com.br.