August 16, 2023 By Fruit & Vegetable
Bayer’s Crop Science division has announced the appointment of Antoine Bernet as country division head (CDH) for Crop Science Canada, effective Aug. 1. He now leads more than 550 employees in multiple offices, research, and production sites across the country, and serves as a member of Bayer’s North American Leadership Team for Crop Science.
“The Canadian crop science business has such a strong reputation across Bayer globally and in the industry. Moving to Canada to lead this dynamic organization is a tremendous opportunity for me personally and professionally,” said Bernet in a press release.
Bernet began his career with Bayer more than 20 years ago, joining the Crop Science division in 2005. Most recently, he served as the Crop Science CDH for Poland, Baltics, Czech Republic, and Slovakia, and has held previous leadership roles across sales and marketing. During Bernet’s time with Bayer, he has delivered tremendous growth and accelerated effective transformation initiatives that have contributed greatly to the world of agriculture. He intends to take a similar visionary approach in Canada.
“My plan for the next year is to continue Canada’s transformative growth by focusing equally on both our people and customers,” Bernet added. “The team here is highly engaged and committed to offering our customers optimal solutions to grow more, while bolstering their already sustainable practices. We have seed and trait, crop protection, and digital farming innovations available now and in the future that will greatly benefit growers in this unique climate and diverse landscape.”
Bernet succeeds Al Driver, former CDH, Crop Science Canada, who will retire from Bayer at the end of the year. Driver has been supporting Bernet’s transition during the summer months and will continue to focus on special projects within North America Crop Science until the end of the year.
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