DuPont Pioneer has named Neal Gutterson as vice-president of agricultural biotechnology.

Gutterson joins Pioneer from Mendel Biotechnology where he served most recently as president, chief executive officer, and board member.

Gutterson has more than 30 years of experience in plant biotechnology and is a named inventor on more than three dozen patents and pending patent applications. He began his career in 1983 with the biotechnology company AGS to develop genetically improved microbial bio-control agents.

He holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Yale University.

Gutterson currently serves on the board of trustees for CIMMYT - an international organization based in Mexico – dedicated to sustainably increasing the productivity of maize and wheat systems to ensure global food security and reduce poverty.

Her has served eight years on the food and agriculture section governing board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization.

DuPont Pioneer is a world leading developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics, providing high-quality seeds to farmers in more than 90 countries

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