Sugar Producer

August / September 2023

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WWW.SUGARPRODUCER.COM 9 DOUG BAUMANN PROMOTED TO VIVE'S CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Vive Crop Protection has an- nounced Doug Baumann's promotion to chief technology officer. Since join- ing Vive in the fall of 2022, Baumann has ensured that Vive continues to deliver grower-first performance and design through the company's commit- ment to Precision Chemistry. ar's Lab Services manager, Nic Castle. e Twin Falls factory is Amalgam- ated Sugar Company's oldest facili- ty, built in 1916. Today, the factory processes 6,800 tons of sugarbeets and granulates 1,100 tons of sugar per day. e factory employs over 400 employees and operates year-round. "is is an exciting time for our Twin Falls factory, and we look forward to fully utilizing the new space and attracting the best talent to the company as an employer of choice in the Magic Valley and beyond," said Amalgamated Sugar's president and CEO, John McCreedy. "e construction of the Twin Falls Office Complex demon- strates the commitment of our growers and our board of directors to continuing investing in our facilities, our employees and our communities," added Mike Gar- ner, chairman of the Amalgamated Sugar Board of Directors. science, microbiology, application technology, and space for 40 scientists. Baumann, who has been "living the science life since '99," holds a BS in Engineering Chemistry from Queen's University and a PhD in Biomedical and Chemical Engineering from the Univer- sity of Toronto, where he was a fellow at Massey College. For more information, visit n Under his leadership, Vive is on the path to having the highest velocity innovation engine in agriculture. With a goal of putting a Vive product on every acre, Baumann's scope of responsibility now includes Research, Development, Regulatory, and Manufacturing. "I joined Vive because of the trans- formational power of the Allosperse nano-polymer platform," says Baumann. "It has incredible potential to improve crop protection when coupled with our Precision Chemistry design philosophy." Under Baumann's guidance, Vive is expanding its R&D facilities in Missis- sauga as part of a corporate expansion which will increase Vive's headquar- ters by 50 percent. The expansion includes new laboratories for plant Untitled-2 1 Untitled-2 1 1/16/23 2:52 PM 1/16/23 2:52 PM When Only One Side is Broken Always Improving for 37 Years 208-356-4317

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