As of October 1, Adrian Percy will be chief technology officer (CTO) at UPL. Percy most recently ran a consultancy business and served as CTO of Finistere Ventures. Prior to that he had a 16-year tenure a Bayer, which included leading its crop protection development activities in North America and regulatory affairs for the Crop Science division.
A news release included these three statements:
"We are excited that Adrian Percy will be joining us as UPL's new Chief Technology Officer," said UPL's Global CEO Jai Shrof. "Adrian brings with him a wealth of industry experience that will help UPL to further accelerate our rate of innovation and growth, to continue to develop our portfolio of R&D projects. UPL believes firmly that sustainability in agriculture is the key growth driver for the future of food systems."
"Adrian is an excellent addition to the UPL team. With him we will continue to translate our OpenAg vision into great R&D projects that address sustainability challenges and leverage breakthrough technologies such as biologically based crop protection products and artificial intelligence," said Diego Lopez Casanello, Chief Operating Officer for UPL.
In the same announcement Percy said, "I am extremely excited to be joining UPL at this transitional point in the development of the company. We have a unique opportunity to leverage the exciting advances in science and technology that are currently occurring within