GERMANTOWN, Md., Sept. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), a leader in synthetic biology, today announced the appointment of Corey Huck as Senior Vice President, Head of Food Sector. Mr. Huck will lead Intrexon's commercialization and development of solutions that enhance the quality, desirability, sustainability and efficiency of food and its production, across its bovine, porcine, piscine, microbial, specialty crop and insect platforms.
Mr. Huck, most recently Head of U.S. Sales at Syngenta, brings to Intrexon over two decades of experience in agriculture and crop protection. He has spent the last 22 years with Syngenta AG, a global agriculture company, where he led the daily commercial operations and held Profit & Loss accountability for over $3 billion in business. Mr. Huck was instrumental in facilitating new product development initiatives, as well as directing brand and sales management programs. In addition to his current role as Head of U.S. Sales, Mr. Huck has held a variety of leadership positions within Syngenta, including Head of Key Account Management, Head of U.S. Commercial Operations – Crop Protection, and Business Unit Head, building corporate and customer relations by leading cross-functional teams to deliver on business needs. Additionally, he was Syngenta's Global Project Manager in Basel, Switzerland. Mr. Huck previously served as part of the Steering Team for the Midwestern Food and Agribusiness Seminar and Member of the National FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) Corporate Sponsors Board. He received a B.S. in Agriculture Sciences from University of Nebraska.
"Because of the maturity of several of our Food Sector assets, Corey is an ideal leader to propel these into market leading positions, while he expands our product portfolio and partnership base," commented Randal J. Kirk, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Intrexon. "We are pleased to welcome Corey to the Intrexon team to help lead Intrexon's mission in building a sustainable path for producing healthy, affordable food to support the world's growing population."
"Intrexon's suite of technologies has the potential to enable a broad range of bio-based applications in food from productivity traits in crops and food animals to food ingredients to meet the demands of a growing population," remarked Mr. Huck. "I am excited to join the talented Intrexon team and draw upon my experience in agribusiness to help realize the promise of the Company's approach to address food and agriculture challenges."
About Intrexon Corporation
Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON) is Powering the Bioindustrial Revolution with Better DNA™ to create biologically-based products that improve the quality of life and the health of the planet. The Company's integrated technology suite provides its partners across diverse markets with industrial-scale design and development of complex biological systems delivering unprecedented control, quality, function, and performance of living cells. We call our synthetic biology approach Better DNA®, and we invite you to discover more at www.dna.com.
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