Aug 30, 2021
Certis Biologicals names leader for international business

To meet the rising demand for biological-based crop protection products, Certis Biologicals recently announced new additions to its headquarters team.

Tarang Srivastava began work this month as Head of International Business, responsible for business strategy and financial objectives in international markets and working with distribution partners, external business partners and internal teams to expand biologicals globally, according to a news release from the company. He will focus on providing solutions to growers in European markets.

Additionally, Certis Biologicals welcomed Moto Mitani to the International Business Team. Mitani will lead the Certis teams for Asia and Africa as well as supporting Certis Biologicals’ Specialty Chemical Sales division. Mitani joins from Mitsui AgriScience where he served as Business Manager responsible for international sales.

Amanda Eade joins the Global Marketing Team as Global Portfolio Manager for Bioinsecticides and Bioherbicides, assessing market capacity for Certis’ proven portfolio of bio-based insecticide and herbicide solutions, including Bt portfolio products, Firefighter, Requiem Prime and Homeplate. Eade brings extensive experience from posts with Open Book Extracts as Operations Manager, BASF as portfolio manager and Dow Agrisciences as sales representative.

Amy O’Shea, president and CEO for Certis Biologicals, said the company’s bio-based solutions are distributed in more than 50 countries

“We want to ensure that every grower, no matter where they are located, has access to our portfolio and we believe these additions to our staff will be key to achieving that goal,” she said in the news release.

The additions of Srivastava, Mitani and Eade come in the wake of Certis Biologicals’ announcement that Rob Gibson joined as Global Product Manager and Ryutaro Matsuhashi, vice president of International Business, had expanded his role within the biologicals leader to focus on growth in Latin America. In that capacity, Matsuhashi has seen success in expanding the company’s portfolio in Brazil.

“We are proud to be headquartered in the U.S., but Certis Biologicals is a true global distributor of biologicals,” O’Shea said in the news release. “We are investing in the talent and expertise needed to ensure that we can be the full-line provider of biologicals to all growers and distributors.”

Currently, Certis Biologicals innovates across six technology platforms, including bacteria-based technologies, fungi-based products, virus technologies, bacteriophage technologies, biochemicals and need-seed extracts, according to the news release.

Growers and distributors who are interested in Certis Biologicals can visit to learn more about the company’s portfolio of bio-solutions for organic and conventional farming.

Photo: Certis

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