US: agtech company hires new COO

Unfold, a company that advances the vertical farming industry with seed genetics, announced that David Nothmann has joined the Unfold Leadership team as Chief Operating Officer. 

As COO, Nothmann will work closely with customers and the technical team to bring to market new seed varieties and digital solutions specifically for the industry. “As we accelerate, we’re ready to take our products and solutions to the market,” said John Purcell, Ph.D., CEO of Unfold. 

Nothmann comes to Unfold with more than two decades of executive-level B2B and B2C experience in agriculture and food production. Throughout his career, he has had a strong interest and focus on sustainability, which is a big part of why he decided to join Unfold and explore the vertical farming sector.

Nothmann previously served in C-Suite and leadership roles at Terramera, Valent LLC (a Sumitomo Chemical subsidiary), Battelle, and ArborGen. He started his career at Monsanto and currently serves as Independent Director on the Board for startup 3Bar Biologics as well as on the Advisory Board of AgroSpheres. Nothmann has led and participated in dozens of negotiations ranging from acquisitions, divestitures, product development agreements, as well as licensing and commercial arrangements.

Nothmann holds an MBA and European Management Certificate from New York University and a bachelor's degree from Tufts University. He served on the Board of Directors of Agriculture Future of America and was a founding member and former President of the Fulbright Academy of Science & Technology.

For more information:
John Purcell, president and CEO


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