OSLO, Norway, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Agrinos AS, a leading biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of agriculture, announces the addition of Steve Sinkula as Vice President, Global Business Development.
Sinkula will lead new business strategy, product and technology licensing, distributor relations and strategic partnerships for Agrinos. His position will encompass a global focus that covers core geographies for Agrinos and supports developing new geographies for commercialization of Agrinos products. Sinkula's responsibilities also include global marketing and branding for Agrinos.
"We're very pleased to add someone of Steve's caliber to our Global Leadership Team at Agrinos," said Dr. Ry Wagner, CEO, Agrinos. "His leadership skills, product commercialization experience and business development credentials align perfectly with Agrinos as we are poised for the next phase of our growth strategy."
Sinkula will be based in Minneapolis and will utilize Agrinos corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas, as well as its research and development facilities in Davis, California.
Over the past 10 years Sinkula has held leadership positions with Cargill's Strategy and Business Development Group, and with Cargill AgHorizons Marketing Services. Most recently, Sinkula served as a Commercial Leader for Arcadia Biosciences. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from Beloit College, and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Virginia Darden Graduate School of Business.
Agrinos is a biological crop input provider committed to improving the productivity and sustainability of modern agriculture. Agrinos' range of High Yield Technology (HYT®) products helps farmers to practice profitable agriculture by providing increased crop productivity, improved efficiency of conventional fertilizer and a reduced environmental footprint.
Certified as organic and based on Agrinos' proprietary technology, the HYT products provide benefits by strengthening the soil-based microbial ecosystem, stimulating crop development at key points in the growth cycle and boosting natural plant resistance to pathogens and threats. With solutions for a variety of crop categories, the technology comprising the HYT products has demonstrated its value in third-party trials in key agricultural regions worldwide.