"The regulatory world for agricultural products is complicated and variable from state to state and country to country," said Shawn Semones, executive vice president, R&D and chief technology officer at Concentric. "Mark's deep experience in global regulations and registrations will be invaluable to Concentric as we develop new categories of biological, plant nutrition and biocontrol products for the global market."
Concentric's 30,000-square-foot U.S. headquarters and commercialization office recently opened in Centennial, Colo., near Denver. Its Montreal-based, R&D Technical Center of Excellence was recently expanded to 20,000 square feet. In April, Concentric acquired ATP Nutrition, a producer of science-based plant nutrients based in Oak Bluff, Manitoba, Canada.
The company employs about 65 people in the U.S. and Canada today, and anticipates adding another 25 to 30 high-level scientific and managerial professionals over the next year.