MORRISVILLE, N.C., Feb. 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pyxus International, Inc. (NYSE: PYX), a global value-added agricultural company, announced today the promotion of Tracy G. Purvis to Executive Vice President of Business Services effective February 1. Business Services is a shared service, providing support across Pyxus' businesses and encompassing the Company's Information Services, Financial Planning and Analysis, Corporate Development, Corporate Communications and E-commerce functions.
"Business Services is a critical component of Pyxus' go-to-market and innovation strategy," said Pyxus' President, CEO and Chairman Pieter Sikkel. "Tracy was selected to lead Business Services based on her strategic and solution-orientation mindset, strong management and interpersonal skills, and extensive breadth of knowledge and experience across Pyxus' entire business."
Throughout her career, Purvis has led numerous technological advancements including the development and implementation of the Company's Growers Management System™ (GMS), an award-winning data management mobile platform used across five continents. GMS provides visibility into farmer information—from sustainability to farm labor practices to crop management—used to develop and measure operational practices supporting the production of quality products, a sustainable supply source and raising awareness of potential compliance issues.
Most recently, Purvis oversaw the newest development within Pyxus' track-and-trace platform, SENTRI℠. Leveraging Pyxus' core competencies in traceability and agronomy, the SENTRI consumer experience provides visibility and transparency into product information, such as the source of raw materials, as well as independent test results on the product and its ingredients, resulting in confidence-inspiring product integrity. The platform combines multiple integrated technological solutions, including a consumer-facing interface, all of which Purvis worked to implement within the Company or manage over the course of her career.
"During Tracy's tenure with the Company, she has taken initiative to set and achieve critical milestones, while continually working to better our Company's future," added Sikkel. "I have no doubt she will continue to help drive Pyxus' success as we progress forward."
About Pyxus International, Inc.
Pyxus International, Inc. (NYSE: PYX) is a global agricultural company with 145 years' experience delivering value-added products and services to businesses and customers. Driven by a united purpose—to transform people's lives, so that together we can grow a better world—Pyxus International, its subsidiaries and affiliates, are trusted providers of responsibly sourced, independently verified, sustainable and traceable products and ingredients. For more information, visit www.pyxus.com.
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