Indiana’s AgReliant Genetics announces the hiring of Canada’s Bruce Howison as vice president of sales for the company.

Howison started his professional career with Cargill after graduating from the University of Winnipeg. After holding a variety of positions within Cargill, including the role of general manager for seed, he transitioned to Advanta Seeds. He would later become Advanta Seeds’ president and general manager, leading overall operations in Canada including canola, corn and sunflower.

Howison comes to AgReliant Genetics from Syngenta as the previous head of the Seedcare product line in North America. He will report to Craig Anderson, AgReliant Genetics chief operating officer. As a member of the operating committee, he will be responsible for brand sales organizations, corporate supply and sales recruiting.

“We are very excited to have Bruce join our corporate team at AgReliant Genetics,” says Anderson. “Bruce brings a unique set of experiences from leadership roles in the North American agriculture industry that will benefit AgReliant Genetics in our continued effort to provide reliable and competitive seed products to our farmer customers.”

In 2004, Howison became the head of brand planning for Syngenta. The following year he joined the North American leadership team at Syngenta as head of marketing for the corn and soybean seed and traits business. He also led business development and the commercial integration of Syngenta’s North American operating units prior to leading the Seedcare product line.

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