Non-GMO seed-breeding specialist Equinom expands operations
Non-GMO seed-breeding specialist Equinom is expanding and will open offices in the US to serve the North American market.
This move will accelerate the company’s penetration into the global food market and bring it closer to key farming communities and grain handlers, as well as to food and food ingredient companies.
Equinom’s business model directly connects food companies to the supply chain, in turn bringing increased transparency and paving the way for more responsible sourcing of high-value plant protein. Since Equinom supports agronomists, trades with grain handlers, and partners with food companies in North America,the company said a local US operation is a natural evolution to ensure its growth and support for all the members in the supply chain.
Rick Mignella has joined the company as EVP and managing director to lead the US team and focus on scaling up business and expanding Equinom’s presence and reach within the North America market.
Before joining Equinom, Mignella held several strategic business development positions for global food and ingredient companies, including Ingredion and Cargill.
Food companies can reap the benefits of Equinom’s breeding programmes by designing new, cleaner products for fast-track delivery.
“Equinom can significantly contribute to the plant-based revolution and the broader food industries by changing the way food systems currently operate,” said Mignella. “Equinom’s non-GMO technology can help facilitate the creation of clean food products, increase protein content, and tailor key nutrients to the specific requests of food product developers and manufacturers. Our mission of connecting the farming industry with the food companies will build the next-generation mutual ecosystem for food production.”