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Locus AG Leadership
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sustainable Strategies and Data Collection
Now: Responsible for the development of sustainable strategies and data pertaining to the low-carbon business.
Before: Senior Consultant at Ramboll a global firm where he was selected as an emerging leader, Certified Engineer & Geologist-In Training.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.