MEDFORD, Mass., November 18, 2013 — Agrivida, Inc., a biotechnology company developing technologies for animal nutrition, cellulosic sugars from biomass, and regulated enzymes, announced today the appointment of Dan Meagher as Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Meagher joins Agrivida from Novus International, where he was President of Global Animal Nutrition Solutions and responsible for global sales, marketing, animal R&D, business development, customer service, logistics & distribution and local manufacturing blend facilities. Prior to Novus, Dan was President of the Egg Products Further Processing Business Unit at MOARK, LLC, a producer and marketer of shell eggs and egg products, COO & Executive Vice President at MBA Poultry LLC, and Vice President at Purina Mills.
"I'm extremely excited to be joining Agrivida, whose technology represents a paradigm shift in delivering performance to the animal nutrition industry at the lowest cost possible," stated Mr. Meagher.
Dan takes over at Agrivida as Mark Wong is named to Chairman of Agrivida's Board of Directors.
"We are extremely fortunate to have Dan Meagher joining Agrivida to lead our team into this next phase of development," said Mr. Wong. "Dan's experience in the animal nutrition area will be critical to driving the commercialization of Agrivida's technology in several areas."
Mr. Wong assumes the chairman position following five years of service as Agrivida's CEO. During his tenure, Mr. Wong led the company through several successful rounds of financing and established strategic relationships with corn seed and biofuels companies.
Agrivida's new leadership team represents a broadening of the company's expertise, reflecting its growing pipeline of biotechnology products for the animal nutrition, biofuels, and industrial enzyme markets.
About Agrivida, Inc.
Agrivida is developing and commercializing high-performance products that incorporate novel, regulated proteins precisely engineered for specific applications in a variety of markets, including animal feed and nutrition, bio-based fuels and chemicals, and industrial enzymes. Agrivida is transforming the economics of industrial and agricultural production through our pioneering use of regulated enzymes to develop higher-efficiency, lower-cost biomass feedstocks and intermediate inputs.