BOZEMAN, Mont., Oct. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Sustainable Oils has named a leading agricultural chemical, seed, and biotechnology industry professional as the company's general manager. Scott Johnson will be responsible for the company's continuing efforts to build camelina production and marketing opportunities for farmers in the Pacific Northwest and Canada. Johnson joined the company on Oct. 1.
In addition, Sustainable Oils has strengthened its management team with three experienced agricultural industry professionals. Gary Starwalt, sales and marketing manager; Jack Kiser, research manager; and Steve Sandroni, production and logistics manager also have joined the company.
Sustainable Oils, a joint venture between Targeted Growth and Green Earth Fuels, was launched in late 2007 and is focused on the research, development and commercialization of camelina for biodiesel production. Camelina, a relative of canola, requires less water and other inputs than many crops and can be harvested with traditional equipment. When managed properly, camelina protects the soil profile for food crop rotations. Therefore, camelina is complementary with traditional food crops and creates a food plus fuels scenario.
"Scott Johnson brings the right combination of experience, technical background and enthusiasm to lead Sustainable Oils," said Don Panter, president, Sustainable Oils, and senior vice president for crop development at Targeted Growth. "We are excited about the strong team we have built for Sustainable Oils. Jack, Gary and Steve bring tremendous research, marketing, and production agriculture experience that will allow us to develop sustainable production opportunities to benefit growers and agriculture in Montana, the Pacific Northwest and Canada."
Scott Johnson brings extensive experience in management, marketing,
sales and business development to his new role as general manager for
Sustainable Oils. He has held a number of key management rol
|SOURCE Sustainable Oils|
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