Kansas City, Missouri, USA — AgriThority®, an agricultural science consultancy specializing in accelerating new technologies to commercialization in markets around the world, welcomes Cheston Easter as project controller.
Easter is well-versed in global project management, logistics management and budgeting through his previous positions with Anheuser-Busch InBev. As director of global raw materials procurement, Easter managed annual budgets of up to $650 million while working with staff across six regional zones. Throughout his career, he has met short- and long-term objectives by establishing buying programs, managing corporate hedging programs and assisting in the development of new suppliers. His global experience includes work with production locations across Europe, Asia and Latin America.
As project controller, Easter will define project goals and objectives, manage budgets and timelines and proactively communicate with internal and external partners to advance projects efficiently. He also will work with the AgriThority team to facilitate registration and importation for targeted countries, states and regions. Easter has a proven track record of analyzing costs, revenue and risks which will benefit clients as they accelerate emerging technologies to commercialization.
“Cheston has broad project management experience and a history of successfully managing resources to meet budget goals,” says Jerry Duff, AgriThority President and Founder. “His experience in risk management, supplier relations and logistics management will benefits clients as they complete field development and business development projects with AgriThority.”
Easter graduated from the University of Missouri – Columbia with a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in agricultural economics. He also earned a Master of Business Administration from Saint Louis University. Easter remains connected to agriculture at the farm gate level as managing member of Bar E Farms, with a primary focus on beef cow herd maintenance and alfalfa hay production.