Madison Chemical promotes Sims to food division director
Madison Chemical, which formulates cleaning, sanitation, maintenance and surface-preparation products, recently announced the promotion of Bradley Sims to food division director, according to a news release. In this new role, Sims will lead the company’s efforts in identifying opportunities for and then developing new products to meet the cleaning and sanitation needs of food and beverage processors.
Sims holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Hanover College and a master’s in food safety from Michigan State University. He has been with Madison Chemical since 2014, most recently serving as food division team lead.
“We have a great group of dedicated people who share a common goal — to protect our family and friends by doing our part to protect the food chain,” said Sims. “Madison Chemical separates itself from the competition by not only providing high-quality cleaning and sanitation chemistry but the value-added service, support and partnership that our customers in the food and beverage market have come to expect. I am humbled and honored to lead that effort as the food division director.”
For more information, visit: madchem.com.
Semios names Sheely global VP of sales and marketing
Semios Technologies Inc. recently announced the appointment of Zachary Sheely as global vice president of sales and marketing, according to a news release.
Sheely previously was president at Agworld North America and played a critical role in leading the company from its launch in North America in 2012 to its market-leading position within the Semios business today. Based in Sacramento, California, with over 20 years of leadership experience in agriculture, Sheely is deeply committed to serving ag professionals and driving industry success.
“My family’s farm business realizes direct benefits from the Semios platform, with solutions like mating disruption, advanced farm management software solutions and irrigation scheduling and monitoring,” said Sheely. “This hands-on experience has deepened my personal connection to the company’s mission, and I am excited to continue my work with this amazing team and for the opportunities ahead.”
For more information, visit: semios.com.
Collins appointed chair of the board for Vestaron
Vestaron Corp. recently announced that James C. Collins Jr., former CEO of Corteva, has been appointed chairperson of the board following a vote of members at Vestaron’s May board meeting, according to a news release.
Collins joined the Vestaron board in January, bringing more than 35 years of experience in the agriculture and food industries across operations, sales, marketing, business development and corporate leadership. Collins led the creation, spinout and launch of Corteva Agriscience from the merger of Dow AgroSciences and DuPont. He was previously chief operating officer for the agriculture division of DowDuPont.
“I’m excited to take a leadership position on the Vestaron board as the organization takes a major leap forward in providing powerful new crop protection solutions to benefit growers and the greater agri-food system,” said Collins. “Vestaron’s commitment to harness nature’s untapped potential to create safe and sustainable innovations aligns with both my passion and career-long focus on improving the resiliency of agriculture and our food systems. I continue to be impressed with Vestaron’s leadership team and their execution and believe wholeheartedly in the mission and potential of the organization.”
For more information, visit: vestaron.com/about-us.