WINNIPEG, MB. - Winnipeg company, Cibus has appointed a new Vice President and General Manager for Canada.
David Sippel assumes his new role at Cibus, a leading trait development and plant breeding company, and will be working from their offices in Winnipeg. Sippell has more than three decades of experience within the agribusiness sector. With the recent launch of SU Canola™ in Canada, Sippell will direct Cibus’ growth and expansion into the Canadian canola market.
David’s addition to the Cibus team as the leader of our Canadian operations will steer the company’s progress in this geography and provide innovative profit-yielding options to Canadian farmers,” said Peter Beetham, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, Cibus. “David’s extensive knowledge of the seed business and international agribusiness expertise will strengthen and grow Cibus’ expanding presence in the world’s most valuable canola seed market.”
Sippell will bolster Cibus’ growing commercial team. “David’s expertise in the agribusiness sector and his deep knowledge and passion for the canola industry will contribute to the expansion of Cibus’ operations in Canada,” said Bradley Castanho, Ph.D., Senior Vice President, Commercial and Business Development.
Sippell’s experience includes decades of leadership experience in the canola seed business in Canada with a range of companies that include Pioneer Hi-Bred International Inc. and Syngenta, and Sippell was the founding President and CEO of Canterra Seeds Holdings Ltd., a grower-owned seed company.
Kevin Klein, Manitoba Post
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