WASHINGTON, May 16, 2017 - Syngenta is making big changes in its North American Seeds leadership team with the selection of David Hollinrake as President, Syngenta Seeds, LLC and North America Region Director.

“David brings more than 25 years of agriculture experience with a laser focus on meeting customer needs. He has a proven track record in strategic and product planning, organizational design, business development, and sales and marketing—and he is an excellent communicator,” said Jeff Rowe, Syngenta president of Global Seeds and North America.

In his previous role as Vice President of North America Marketing and Portfolio Management for Bayer CropScience LP, Hollinrake led business strategy efforts, and marketing and portfolio change while achieving impressive net sales growth for the company.

The University of Illinois graduate has worked for Adayana, a training-development and consulting company, and Solae, a joint venture of DuPont and Bunge Limited, and in a variety of senior roles with Monsanto Co. He is a member of the board of directors for the National Educational Foundation of Alpha Gamma Rho. Hollinrake will be based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina.

In addition, Syngenta named David Treinen as head of GreenLeaf Genetics (GLG), Syngenta’s operation dedicated to serving independent seed companies with a competitive portfolio of corn, soybean and wheat genetics, market-leading Agrisure corn traits and Syngenta Seedcare products. Treinen will be based in Minnetonka, Minnesota.

Most recently David was Northern Seed Manager for Pinnacle Agriculture, David set a successful strategy for growth in seeds while working across functional groups to integrate independent regional businesses into the organization. Also, David was instrumental in setting strategy and launching a new seed brand across Pinnacle.

Both appointments are effective the first week of June, 2017.


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