Jan 26, 2023
Vestaron Adds to Board of Directors

Vestaron announced that James C. Collins Jr., former CEO of Corteva, has joined its board of directors as chair of the Governance Committee.

Collins brings to Vestaron more than 30 years of experience in the agriculture and food industries across operations, sales, marketing, general business, and corporate management. Most recently, Collins led the creation, spinout, and launch of Corteva from the unification of Dow AgroSciences and DuPont.

“Jim brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise including firsthand experience launching the industry’s last broad-spectrum nerve and muscular mode of action insecticide prior to Spear, overseeing large-scale fermentation-based production of an insecticide, and managing government affairs”, Anna Rath, CEO of Vestaron, explains. “All of that plus his strategic outlook make him an ideal choice to support Vestaron’s continued development.”

“Both my background in bio-based industry and my interest in safe and sustainable agricultural solutions fueled my desire to be a part of the Vestaron Board of Directors,” states Collins. “I’ve been impressed with the talent I’ve met and execution of Vestaron to date and believe in the mission and potential of the organization.”

“It is exciting to begin a new year with such a strong addition to our Board.  Jim will be occupying an independent Board Member seat for which Ordway Selections has approval rights.  We are also gaining further operating experience and commercial knowledge with the appointment of Monty Bayer, managing partner at Grosvenor Food & AgTech, as Ordway Selections’ Board representative”, said Rath.  “We are grateful for Ordway’s forward-thinking approach in helping us add such great talent and expertise to our Board.”


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