Kansas City, Missouri, USA — AgriThority® has completed the reorganization of its leadership team with the addition of Gloverson Moro, Ph.D., as Director of Global Product Development, Luke Samuel, Ph.D., as Manager of Business and Technology, and the promotion of Fred Tennant to Director of Global Business.
AgriThority founder and president, Jerry Duff said, “We continue to see tremendous growth in the need for science-based development services in agriculture. The additions of Dr. Moro and Dr. Samuel, along with Fred Tennant’s promotion, are significant building blocks as we enhance our ability to provide the product, business, and market development services that are so crucial to agribusiness today.”
Moro will lead the expanding science and technology group, directing product development, field-testing, and regulatory services worldwide. His extensive experience in seed development, biotechnology, crop protection, and regulatory has given Moro a deep understanding of global agriculture. A native of Brazil, his background includes 23 years working for Syngenta’s worldwide R&D division in Latin America, Asia Pacific, and North America. Moro has a master’s degree in plant breeding, a Master of Business Administration, and a Ph.D. in molecular biology.
Samuel joins AgriThority as Manager of Business and Technology. In that position Samuel will work directly with clients to develop new technologies, assess market needs, and design effective paths to commercialization. Samuel has more than ten years of experience leading strategic efforts and knowledge transfer for new and existing products with Compass Minerals, The Climate Corporation, and Monsanto Company. His applied research expertise ranges from invasive weed management plans, to field research on experimental corn, soybean, and sorghum seed, to product development of biotech insect traits. Samuel is a North Dakota native, with a Ph.D. from North Dakota State University.
With promotion to Director of Global Business, Fred Tennant expands his responsibilities to include direction of a growing international business portfolio for AgriThority. Tennant will support our clients by leveraging the AgriThority global network of over 300 highly skilled experts and experienced local specialists around the world to meet the growing global demand for services.
“It is vital that development in agriculture be science-based and global in perspective,” said Duff. “That has always been our approach at AgriThority, and the credentials and experience that Moro, Samuel, and Tennant bring increase our capacity to deliver high value and quality work to our clients, on time and on budget. Now that our reorganization is in place, we can satisfy client demand with the highest quality services.”
Founded in 2008, AgriThority moves agricultural innovations to market. Our seasoned, scientific network serves as an independent and collaborative resource devoted to accelerating product, business, and market development. We help overcome regulatory challenges, manage trial design and execution, and establish connections for market access.