Ropella Places Vice President of Production for AgBiome

DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA, January 23, 2019 – Congratulations to Kenneth Laderman, who recently accepted an offer to become AgBiome’s new Vice President of Production.

Kenneth has 20 plus years of industry experience, broad management skills and supervisorial experience ranging from 2 to 20 direct reports. Kenneth comes to AgBiome from Bausch & Lomb (formerly ISTA Pharmaceutical), where he spent 12 years as Director of Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing. While at Bausch & Lomb he was responsible for all aspects of biologics production including qualification of a new facility, process validation, production planning, licensure, raw material acquisition, API production and document review.  He received his Ph.D. in Biology from John Hopkins University and his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and History from Pomona College.

AgBiome is a biotechnology company located in Research Triangle Park, Durham, North Carolina. They have partnerships with leading agricultural companies that accelerate their discovery process and allow them to deliver solutions for global markets. AgBiome develops innovative, cutting-edge solutions using new knowledge of the plant-associated microbiome to create novel products. As a self-managed, non-hierarchal company, they continually challenge themselves to maximize happiness, innovation and productivity.

About Ropella

The Ropella Group is an Executive Search Consulting firm that has been helping companies grow and prosper by developing their most important competitive advantage – smart, capable talent – for more than 30 years.  As a strategic and trusted partner in the Chemical, Technology and Consumer Products industries, Ropella leverages its trademarked SMART Search System to transform the recruiting process in the same way that Six Sigma has transformed manufacturing processes.  From aligning expectations with clients to a Compensation Comparison Calculator, this system allows Ropella to present higher quality candidates with quicker turnaround times.  You can find out more from the Ropella Group website ( or connect with them on LinkedIn ( or Facebook (


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