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Solynta Expands Its Executive Team

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Solynta, a potato breeding and biotechnology company, announced it has appointed Charles Miller as its commercial director.

Miller brings more than 20 years’ experience in leadership roles in the seed industry to Solynta. Before joining Solynta, Miller led Chromatin Inc.’s international business development and sales as vice-president.

He was a principal in the sorghum company MMR Genetics/Richardson Seeds, and after its acquisition by NuFarm, became the global development manager for NuFarm’s sorghum business. Prior to that, he worked for Mars Inc. for several years, where he gained experience in trading, logistics, and treasuries.

As well as his roles within the industry, Miller also serves on the American Seed Trade Association’s board of directors and is chairman of the Innovation and Policy Committee. Additionally, he serves on the board of directors of the African Seed Trade Association.

“Charles’ vision for innovation and agriculture development, combined with the global network he has established, will tremendously augment our business,” said Hein Kruyt, CEO of Solynta. “Charles will lead the global business development strategy and commercial network and we look forward to the lasting impact he and his team will have on the company.”

“Solynta has developed leading edge technology in hybrid potato breeding. This technology has been proven and will increase the speed at which new traits can be brought to the market,” said Miller.

“Potato is a staple food crop throughout the world. With Solynta’s technology we can bring adapted hybrid potatoes not only to the high-tech agricultural markets, but we can also help the developing world with sustainable and high-quality products. I am proud to be part of this energetic and innovative team.”

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