Feb 14, 2019Virosoft producer, BioTepp, names new CEO
BioTEPP, an innovative biotechnology company that produces an effective biopesticide for apple trees and other fruit trees like pear, plum or peach trees, announced today the appointment of agronomist Sylvie Richard, as President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Richard succeeds Claude Gagnon, who will now assume the role of the company’s Chairman of the Board. These appointments are effective immediately.
Ms. Richard’s mandate, together with the team in place, is to ensure BioTEPP’s ambitious development plan. Already present in the states of Washington and Oregon, where 90 percent of its production is exported, BioTEPP is actively working to expand its market to California, the Eastern US and Latin America. The company is currently pursuing research and development work to create new products to combat crop pests.
With 25 years of experience as a multidisciplinary agronomist, Ms. Richard has an in-depth knowledge of the various issues in the agri-food sector, which led to her being called upon to coordinate several technical, political, regulatory, corporate and research and development projects.
“Ms. Richard has all the assets to carry out BioTEPP’s development plan,” said Mr. Gagnon. “Recognized for her dynamism and planning skills, she brings a wealth of experience that the entire BioTEPP team will benefit from. As for me, I am proud of the work that I accomplished over the past four years; BioTEPP has solid foundations and its future looks bright. “
“I am proud and especially honored to be able to join the BioTEPP team,” said Ms. Richard. “The company offers agricultural producers innovative solutions that allows them to better protect their crops, while offering consumers healthy products. It can also rely on a dedicated team and a product that has proven itself in a highly competitive market. Great opportunities are open to us.”
BioTEPP is a biotechnology company that develops, manufactures and markets a natural, environmentally safe bio-pesticide, thus reducing the use of chemical pesticides. Its flagship product, Virosoft CP4, is registered and marketed in Canada and the United States where BioTEPP is among the leading suppliers helping apple growers control the codling moth. BioTEPP’s Virosoft CP4 biopesticide leverages a naturally occurring microorganism for the reduction of codling moth damage on apple, pear, plum, prune, and walnut trees. BioTEPP intends to expand its product offering to fight against various harmful insects.