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Rob-See-Co Announces Ken Nielsen as Chief Operations Officer

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Rob-See-Co expands its leadership team with the addition of Ken Nielsen as Chief Operations Officer, overseeing supply, logistics and quality. Nielsen brings over 40 years of experience in the seed production industry having held leadership roles for Golden Harvest and Syngenta.

“Ken has a vast knowledge of seed production, seed conditioning, and preparation of seed to meet our customer’s needs,” says Rob Robinson, CEO of Rob-See-Co. “He started on the ground floor and eventually helped manage one of the largest operations efforts in the industry. His background in all aspects of production, quality, logistics, and ISO make him a very valuable part of this team. We couldn’t be more pleased to have Ken on board.”

Nielsen was a Supply Tech for both DeKalb and JC Robinson, as well as plant manager of two different plants for the latter. With the Syngenta acquisition of Golden Harvest, he became the head of Outsource Corn Production, Winter Corn Production and Sorghum Production.

Nielsen also held the role of head of Internal Operations with Syngenta, having multiple sites reporting to him, and was responsible for all processes from receiving of parent seed to final returns from the customer. His last role with Syngenta was as seeds operations specialist where he was a knowledge source for production sites, supply planning, and quality assurance. Nielsen was also instrumental in setting up activity-based costing.

“I’m thrilled to be joining the wonderful team of experts at Rob-See-Co,” says Nielsen. “The breadth of my career in the seed industry has led me to this role and I am excited to bring my experience to this innovative and results-driven company.”