Anuvia names Shawn Semones vice president of R&D

Anuvia names Shawn Semones vice president of R&D

Semones will help establish microbial and biological technologies.

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Anuvia Plant Nutrients announced that Shawn Semones has joined the company as vice president of research and development. In this position, he will focus on establishing rapid innovative development of new microbial and biological technologies which align with company’s current sustainable bio-based products. Anuvia’s plant nutrients are used in the agriculture, turf and landscape markets.
 
“Dr. Semones is a distinguished research and development leader, with extensive knowledge of the agriculture and biotech fields,” Anuvia CEO Amy Yoder said. “Shawn has broad research and development experience working with the cutting-edge technologies¬¬––technologies that will complement our current efforts to bring sustainable solutions to agriculture. We welcome him to Anuvia, and look forward to working with him to make a real difference in worldwide agtech.”
 
Semones’ career in agriculture R&D spans more than 20 years.  He most recently served as executive vice president of R&D and CTO for Concentric Ag. In this role, he was responsible for all aspects of R&D, regulatory, manufacturing of biological products, as well as business development efforts. Previously, he worked at Novozymes Biologicals, Inc., where he helped build its BioAg R&D Application Division. 
 
“This is a great opportunity to help move Anuvia’s products to the next level and examine opportunities for new products and formulations,” Semones said. “I look forward to meeting the challenges and being a part of this dynamic and aggressive Anuvia team.”
 
Semones holds a doctorate in biology/plant physiology/mycology from Virginia Tech and a master of science degree in biology/plant physiological ecology from Virginia Commonwealth University.