Kincannon & Reed Continues Global Expansion

April 25, 2017 – Executive search firm Kincannon & Reed continues its global expansion with the addition of David Carpintero as managing director. He will work out of Brussels, Belgium, where he will focus on senior recruitments for crop input, crop processing and trading, and produce clients across Europe and worldwide.

Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Mr. Carpintero had an 18-year career in corporate affairs with Monsanto that spanned postings in Europe, America, and Latin America. He started his career as a management consultant with A.T. Kearney in Madrid.

“David’s extensive leadership background, network, and expertise in the crop sector coupled with his global experience will be invaluable to our clients and to our firm,” said Greg Duerksen, chief executive officer. “His knowledge of the agribusiness value chain, the companies within it, and the talent pool responsible for its successes are the qualities our clients find invaluable in the identification and recruitment of senior management.”

Kincannon & Reed focuses exclusively on the food, agribusiness, and life sciences sectors and serves clients from its offices in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The firm recently placed former Cargill executive Manoj Sahoo as chief commercial officer of Calyxt Inc., a fast-growing, consumer-oriented agricultural company

Global Growth Mode

Agribusinesses worldwide face a host of challenges as they navigate the complicated job of feeding the growing world population. This has led to high demand for new leaders among food businesses and agricultural organizations. Kincannon & Reed has responded by expanding its own headcount in recent months.

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The firm began the year by expanding in Brazil with the addition Ricardo Casiuch as managing director. He serves clients in the crop inputs sector. His background includes executive positions in agribusiness and biotechnology for Brazilian, American, Canadian, and Italian multinational companies.

Just recently, the firm added Lisa Johnson as managing director in Chicago. Ms. Johnson is a member of the firm’s food and ingredients team. She leads recruiting and succession assignments for the firm’s clients seeking general managers, presidents, and CEOs, as well as senior functional executives in marketing, sales, finance, business development, and R&D.

Kincannon & Reed also expanded into Latin America last year with the addition of Juan Pablo Buc Calderon as a managing director covering Chile and Peru. Within the region, he serves the firm’s agribusiness and food clients throughout Latin America. Mr. Buc Calderon worked extensively in Chilean agriculture, occupying key executive positions in recognized companies in the fruit export sector and agribusiness.

Also last year the firm appointed Alan Temple as a managing director serving clients in the produce and food sectors. His background includes a two decade long career with B&W Quality Growers, Inc., a producer and distributor of branded and wholesale leafy greens with international distribution.

Kincannon & Reed also named Phillip Osborne as a managing director in Australia / New Zealand. His background includes CEO and CFO positions in the FMCG, beverage, food and food ingredients, and agribusiness sectors.

Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media

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