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Andrew (Andy) Thomas

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Andrew (Andy) Thomas

CEO of Alltech Crop Science

As CEO of Alltech Crop Science, Andrew (Andy) Thomas leads a global team that is committed to helping crops reach their full potential, sustainably. With more than 30 years of experience in the agri-food and crop production industries, he combines business acumen with technical and market knowledge to help Alltech Crop Science work alongside farmers and growers to maximize productivity and reduce environmental impact. 

Prior to joining Alltech, Thomas was CEO of WISErg Corporation, a circular economy business diverting waste streams to sustainable agricultural inputs based in Seattle, Washington, USA. 

Previously, Thomas served in executive management roles for the plant breeding and seed company Nuseed as the business successfully expanded both its geographic footprint from its Australian base throughout the Americas, Oceania and Europe and its pipeline of products across crops and technologies. Preceding his time with Nuseed, he held various roles in Australian agricultural distribution, including Landmark and Wesfarmers. 

Over the course of his career, Thomas has led innovation and the launch of new products and businesses globally. He has successfully built and integrated teams and businesses to deliver strong pipelines while driving consistent margin growth in fields spanning agricultural biotechnology, output supply chain and seed treatment. Originally from Adelaide, Australia, with deep family connections to agriculture, Thomas received bachelor's degrees in agricultural science and in economics/commerce from Adelaide University in South Australia. He also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.

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