FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Don Rees Appointed New President of Sevita International

Inkerman, Ontario, July 26, 2017 

Sevita International is very pleased to announce the appointment of Don Rees as their new President, effective July 31, 2017. Don is an accomplished executive with many years of leadership experience with multi-national and Canadian food and agricultural companies such as Maple Leaf Foods, Frito-Lay, Monsanto, SunOpta and Organic Meadow. Don holds degrees in Economics from McMaster University and Business from The University of Windsor. Don specializes in business development and organizational effectiveness and will lead the efforts to enhance the organization through a commitment to innovation and excellence in all areas. Don has been working with Sevita International since June 2017 and his appointment is part of a long-term plan to maximize the overall potential of its business and organization.

Don will succeed Bob Hart, who is the outgoing President, a Sevita International founding partner and a Board Director.  Bob plans to continue his extensive operational role in the company and to take on a more detailed leadership role on the Sevita International Board of Directors.

David Hendrick, who is a Sevita International founding partner and the Board Chair, will also remain very active in the business with a focus on the export markets. David will also provide Board leadership to fulfill the tremendous vision and future of Sevita International.

“We believe that we now have the right combination of business leadership and passion for success in our organization,” said David Hendrick. “The new energy and leadership capabilities will help accelerate the business towards its stated objectives including customer satisfaction as a critical priority. Bob and I will continue to be active in the business. The Board of Directors is looking forward to providing the support required for our company to thrive in the future”.

Bob Hart agreed. “The company has outstanding technical skills, longstanding expertise and industry knowledge that will be harnessed towards our vision and driven through our new leadership platform.”

“Sevita International is very well positioned to exploit its’ strategic market position in the IP NON-gmo global markets, and to establish itself as a leader with producers in seed genetics and ag technology, through its PROSeeds Group,” said Don Rees. “I am extremely pleased to join Sevita International and to lead the company to a new level of performance. We will focus on outstanding quality, value-added product innovation and overall company alignment in all of our critical priorities.”

For more information, please contact:

David Hendrick at (613) 989-5400 Ext 500 or email at davidh@sevita.com

Bob Hart at (519) 537-5157 Ext 221 or email at bobh@sevita.com

Don Rees at DonR@sevita.com