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Locus AG Leadership

GRANT ALDRIDGE
GRANT ALDRIDGECEO

Strategic Direction and Operational Leadership

Now: Drives vision, strategy, operations and commercial development.

Before: Professional consultant with over 25 years of experience in agribusiness, consumer & professional pest management industries, holding executive positions at Terramera, Syngenta, Monsanto and more.

PAUL ZORNER
PAUL ZORNER Chief Agronomist

Agricultural Innovation and Microbial Education

Now: Heads internal and external education and agronomic strategy.

Before: Executive, innovator and educator with 40+ years of international experience in science, R&D, operations and administration, holding leadership positions at multiple organizations including Mycogen Corporation, Dow Chemical, BASF and Diversa Corporation.

KARTHIK KARATHUR
KARTHIK KARATHURPresident

Growth Strategies and Emerging Markets

Now: Provides direction and implementation of future growth initiatives.

Before: Instrumental in launching Locus Bio-Energy, an affiliate to Locus AG, into a high-growth business. Management consultant by background with McKinsey & Company.

ALEX FOTSCH
ALEX FOTSCHVP of Product Management

Product Launches and Data Validation

Now: Develops all field testing programs and commercialization business plans.

Before: Elected delegate of the Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials, and formerly held a manager position at SG Biofuels, Inc.

DARRIN PASCHAL
DARRIN PASCHALVP of Turf & Ornamental

Business Development for Specialty Markets

Now: Builds market growth plans and strategic partnerships within specialty and horticulture markets.

Before: Held leadership roles in Nursery, Landscape and Plant Nutritional Companies over the last 25 years with specific focus on merchandising, marketing and operations.

SHANE HEAD
SHANE HEADVP of Environmental Platforms

CarbonNOW platform and Environmental Initiatives

Now: Leads the CarbonNOW platform and strategy for all environmental objectives.

Before: Brings 20+ years of progressive leadership in the ag industry, most recently driving the growth of new carbon platforms.

KENT ADAMS
KENT ADAMSVP of Specialty Crops

Expansion strategy for specialty crops

Now: Provides recommendations on tactics for regional growth in specialty and high-value crops.

Before: Over 40 years of operational experience; has successfully driven the growth of many technology-based businesses.

Locus AG Business Development Team

DARRELL THORPE
DARRELL THORPESales Logistics Manager
ADAM GELTZ
ADAM GELTZTechnical Sales Agronomy Lead (Florida)
BRYAN GUIPRE
BRYAN GUIPREEnvironmental Platform Accounts Director
WALTER HECHENBLEIKNER
WALTER HECHENBLEIKNERBusiness Development Representative
TED GELTZ
TED GELTZCitrus Sales Consultant

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Locus FS Leadership

Locus FS was founded by Andrew Lefkowitz and Sean Farmer, two colleagues with an extensive history in microbial work, an appreciation for the positive benefits bacteria can have, and a joint passion for the impact they can make across all business sectors.

ANDREW LEFKOWITZ
ANDREW LEFKOWITZCo-Founder, CEO & Chairman

Now: Responsible for the strategic advancement and management of Locus FS and its related businesses

Before: Previously founded Ganeden Inc., a global probiotic ingredient company known for its science-backed, shelf-stable strain that is used in more than 1,000 food and beverage products globally.

SEAN FARMER
SEAN FARMER Co-Founder & Chief Scientific Officer

Now: Responsible for envisioning and developing research capabilities, scientific product, and intellectual property.

Before: Co-founder & chief scientific officer of Ganeden Inc., who was responsible for the discovery of best-in-class oral and topical probiotics. A microbiologist and fermentation scientist with over 135 issued patents for microbial technologies.

Locus FS Scientific Development 

Locus FS has a team of world-class scientists that are globally recognized as thought leaders in microbiology and fermentation systems, with hundreds of patents and successful industrial and government engagements.

KENNETH ALIBEK
KENNETH ALIBEK Senior Vice President-Research & Development

Now: Spearheads all scientific R&D projects and new technology development

Before: Former lead scientific administrator of the Soviet Union’s biolog