October 16, 2018 - Vancouver, British Columbia - Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. (TSX-V: CSX) (“Clean Seed” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that CEO Graeme Lempriere has appointed Gary Anderson (former CEO of Ag Growth International – TSE: AFN) to serve as President of Clean Seed. Gary has held a seat on our board of directors since August 2017 and has played a role as independent senior advisor to the Company since February of 2017.
Gary Anderson co-founded Ag Growth International (AGI) in 1996, a TSX listed company, serving as its Chief Operating Officer from its inception until late 2010, at which time he became the company’s Chief Executive Officer. By his retirement in December 2015, Gary had successfully led AGI from its humble grassroots origins to a highly successful billion-dollar enterprise with a global presence in the agricultural landscape. Gary and his team also had considerable success in the acquisition and integration of over a dozen businesses into the AGI group. Gary still sits on the AGI Board of Directors and continued as a consultant until spring 2018, contributing toward the development of AGI’s Greenfield business in Brazil.
Gary Anderson states “My involvement with Clean Seed has progressed from acting as an independent senior advisor, to working closely with the Senior Management Team on the Harvest International acquisition and now the development and implementation of our go forward strategies. Along the way I have come to appreciate both the exceptional opportunity present and the extremely talented and dedicated people involved with this venture. While Clean Seed is technically a start up in terms of commercialization, their strengths and competencies far exceed what one would normally expect at this stage of development. This gives me confidence in our collective abilities to execute quickly and continue our effective pursuit of technical innovation and our ability to leverage these assets strategically. I am excited to accept the role of President and will do my utmost to champion this business for the benefit of its customers, employees and shareholders.”
Graeme Lempriere, Chairman and CEO states “I have had the privilege and the distinct pleasure of working with Gary over the past 18 months. Gary’s deep commitment to our mission, both professionally and financially, have been far-reaching and consequential for our group. His accomplished history, insight and deep-rooted understanding of manufacturing in combination with our need for efficiencies and meeting demands of our rapidly accelerating growth plans makes this strategic appointment a perfect fit for this stage of our evolution. We welcome him in his new role as President.”
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Chairman and CEO
About Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd.
The common shares of Clean Seed Capital Group Ltd. are listed on the TSX Venture Exchange and trade under the symbol "CSX".
We are a team of innovators and business management professionals with a proven track record of game changing innovation and production of patented agricultural technologies at an incredibly high level. We pride ourselves as progress facilitators that quickly turn viable concepts and ideas into commercially viable products that can fulfill demand.
The CX-6 SMART Seeder™ is a revolutionary seeding tool that utilizes the unique synergy of sophisticated electronic metering and intuitive software control putting row-by-row six-meter variable rate technology at the forefront of agricultural innovation. Our innovations create a new class of highly accurate seeding equipment designed specifically for today’s farmer.
For further information please contact Clean Seed at 604-566-9895 and visit our website at http://www.cleanseedcapital.com.
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