Aug 11, 2021
Soil health company MyLand hires Sascha Welz as COO
MyLand, a soil health company, announced Aug. 10 that Sascha Welz has joined the company as Chief Operating Officer.
Welz will oversee the engineering and system design, innovation, algae production, Ag Science, manufacturing, and remote operations teams, according to a news release from the company. Based in Phoenix, he will work directly with Dane Hague, co-founder and president, to provide the platforms needed to bring the MyLand soil health solution to growers globally.
“Sascha is a trusted leader who consistently delivers results. He embodies our mission, culture, and passion for impact,” Hague said in the release. “Sascha is a team-builder. As MyLand accelerates, Sascha will be instrumental in ensuring that our technology, people, and service deliver tremendous results and the very best customer experience. Everything that we do is grounded in the knowledge that healthy soil gives us healthy food, healthy people, and a healthy planet. It is critical for us to hire mission-driven talent focused on positive impact, like Sascha, to achieve our goals. We’re incredibly excited to bring him on to the MyLand team.”
Welz spent the last 18 years as a leader in research and new product development, according to the release. Originally from Germany, Sascha has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, a master’s degree in mechanical and industrial engineering, and a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering. Most recently, he drove innovation and new product development at Albemarle Corporation, and previously held similar roles at Valspar, Ecolab and Nalco.
“It is a great pleasure to join a team that has a similar passion to positively impact the world we live in,” Welz said in the release. “Driving positive, impactful change is instrumental for me – that is why I’m thrilled to join MyLand. I am also excited to help steer the advancement of the amazing technology the MyLand team has created to push towards a regenerative future.”
Kincannon & Reed, a global executive search firm, assisted MyLand with hiring Welz.