We are at the right intersection between Science and Business to help Ag Companies
make the best decisions around their pre commercial technologies.
Our team is determined to be a global major player in the ag technology market that will feed future generations in a more safe and healthy way, powered by our broad experience, passion for science and unlimited innovative spirit.
TALENTS TO TAKE CHALLENGES
These are just a few from our outstanding team of professionals
We are a young, innovative team entirely dedicated to boost decision making in pre commercial processes of ag technologies. Our multi discilplinary group is highly professional, with PhD, MSc and scientists graduated from top ranking Universities of Argentina and US. Background in agronomy, entomology, seed quality combined with team´s expertise in areas of basic research, development pre commercial processes and registration of ag products in multinational companies.
Ing. Agr., MSc.
A seasoned scientist and entrepreneur, with a degree in Agronomy from University of Buenos Aires and a Masters from UCDavis. Mariano´s early challenges were in Monsanto, where he had multiple leadership assignments in the areas of R&D, seed technology and production. In 2006 he joined Gonzalo to put his passion for Research into AgIdea, where they have been building a growing, thrilling and fun Project.
Ing. Agr., PhD
Gonzalo co-founded AgIdea together with Mariano back in 2006. Prior to that, right after completing his degree in Agronomy from University of Buenos Aires, he did a 1-year experience in the private sector working at Monsanto in the seed quality area. Then he returned to the academy to work in applied crop ecophysiology and earned a PhD from University of Buenos Aires. Once already working at Agidea, he did a Business Program at the Austral University. He enjoys combining business and applied science.
RESEARCH AND OPERATIONS MANAGER
FOR ARGENTINA & US
Ing. Agr., MSc.
Agustin has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), a Master of Science Degree in Plant Breeding from the University of Rosario and a specialization in Companies Management from IAE. He has worked as a researcher in Ecophysiology and Genetics at UBA and INTA, and later at Syngenta Argentina, as Trait Development Researcher and Scientist. He joined AgIdea in September 2015 where he served as Research Project Manager, managing research projects and leading and implementing the strategy to open US operation and Headquarters in Marshall MO, USA. In March of 2017 he assumed as Executive Vice-President of US Operations, and in 2018 he returned to Argentina to lead both Operations and Project Management teams for the entire organization.
ENTOMOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY and MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LAB MANAGER
He gained his Bachelor’s degree in Biology at the Exact and Natural Science School, from the Buenos Aires University. He then continued his academic career in the Vegetal Physiology area in IFEVA (FAUBA/CONICET), and obtained his PhD in Biological Sciences. From the beginning of his career, he has worked on different areas as precision agriculture and molecular biology, always focused on bringing up solutions for the agro industrial sector. Manuel joined AgIdea in 2018 as coordinator of the Entomology and Microbiology laboratories. In 2020, he promoted the development of a new Biotechnology Laboratory, he leads and also gave rise to the new company TREBE BIOTECH.
JUAN PABLO MAISTERRENA
COUNTRY MANAGER US
Bach. in Corporate Finances
Juan Pablo joined AgIdea in 2017. He has a wide professional experience in agbusiness after occupying positions at Los Grobo Group, which is one of the most important agbusiness players in South America. Juan Pablo followed graduate and postgraduate studies in prestigious universities from Argentina such as University of Buenos Aires, IAE Business School and UADE. He has joined AgIdea as CFO with the aim of enhancing the company’s finance and administrative matters and from 2024 he takes on a new challenge as Country Manager of AgIdea in the United States.
REGULATORY AFFAIRES MANAGER
Ing. Agr. MBA
Valeria has been working at AgIdea since 2010. After several challenges within the company, she leads the maintenance of Good Laboratory Practices System. In addition to being responsible for projects under this standard. She is an agronomist, graduated from the University of Rosario. During her career, she worked at the University in the Plant Physiology Area and also in Don Mario Seeds soy quality area. In 2020 she took over as Manager of Residues and Analytical Chemistry, maintaining her position as Director of GLP Entity and in 2023 as Manager of the complete Regulatory Area.
TECHNICAL DIRECTOR OF RESIDUE ANALYSIS LABORATORY
Bach. in Chemistry
Román joined AgIdea in 2017, as Technical Director of Residue Analysis Laboratory. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Chemistry from University of Córdoba (UNC) and more than twenty years of experience in the development and management of food and environmental analytical laboratories. Has actively participated in the implementation of ISO 9001, ISO 17025, GLP and BRC based quality systems. Before joining AgIdea, Román led a group of process control laboratories in Prodeman. Prior to that, he was part of JLA Argentina where he worked as a Laboratory Manager, GLP Study Director and Co Technical Director of Chromatography area. He led developments in pesticide residues analysis in food, which were recognized internationally through awards and mentions in the 1st and 2nd LAPRW.
US RESEARCH & OPERATIONS MANAGER
David has been working at AgIdea since 2007. He participated in the deployment of several new locations and projects for the company. Currently, he is leading the Missouri Research Team and Research & Operation Iowa Team. He has a Bachelor´s degree in Agronomy from the University of Rosario, and prior to joining AgIdea he had worked for Monsanto in the soybean breeding area.
US RESEARCH OPERATIONS MANAGER
B.S. Agr. Systems Management, Msc.
Brad joined AgIdea in the spring of 2017. He received both Bachelors and Masters degrees from the University of Missouri with an emphasis in Crop, Soil and Pest Management. Before joining AgIdea, Brad spent nearly ten years with Syngenta with the corn R&D team and another five years with MFA in various agronomy roles. He is currently the Research Operations Manager of the US Operations.
US RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER
B.S. Plant Science, MSc.
Garth joined AgIdea in 2017 as Research Project Manager in the US. Prior to joining AgIdea, he completed his BS in Plant Sciences-Crop Management from the University of Missouri and his MS in Weed Science from Purdue University. In his short career, he has other valuable experiences working under field scientists in crop protection R&D and parent seed production.
US BREEDING CONSULTANT
B.S. Plant & Soil Science.
Daniel joined AgIdea in the spring of 2016. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls in soil and plant science. Dan retired after more than 40 years of employment with the Monsanto organization as a corn breeder for the central corn belt. Dan was the Monsanto breeding liaison for the companies Italian breeding program for 25 years. In his current role as Breeding Consultant he supports all field and lab operations.
BREEDING SERVICES COORDINATOR
Evangelina has a degree in Agronomy and a specialization in Plant Breeding. With experience in the areas of Breeding and Introgression of events at Syngenta, she joined AgIdea as Coordinator of Breeding Services for Argentina and USA.
Federico has a degree in Agronomy from the University of the Republic of Uruguay, and a specialization in Costs and Business Management, he joined AgIdea in 2019 and in 2023 he took the leadership of the Commercial area for the operations in South America and North America.
Ing. Agr., MSc.
Valeria has a degree in Agronomy from the University of Rio Cuarto (UNRC). She started her professional career as an intern from FONCyT, in the UNRC Chair of Plant Breeding. In 2014 she obtained her MSc. in Plant Genetics from the University of Rosario. She continued her professional development in Monsanto Argentina, were she worked as Research Associate and Testing Manager in the Breeding area, being in charge of the Testing trials for soy, corn and sorghum crops of the Central-West region. Then she worked as Associate Scientist in Provivi SRL, in the R&D area in Argentina, working in the development of the pheromone technology for plant protection. In 2018 she joined AgIdea, as Senior Project Manager for Breeding Services & Testing and in 2023 she assumed the coordination of the testing trials.
Celeste is an Agricultural Engineer graduated from the National University of Mar del Plata. She began her professional career as a professor in the Departments of Agricultural Zoology and Plant Pathology at UNMDP. She then carried out research work on potatoes and sunflowers in the Southeast within the Faculty's Pathology group. In 2018 she joined AgIdea as a Balcarce Field Technician. After several campaigns she moved to the Projects team and in 2023 she assumed the coordination of Production Research projects within the R&D area.
GERMÁN DE CUNTO
HEAD OF OPERATIONAL SERVICES
Ing. Agr. & Quality
Germán has a degree in Agronomy, and more than three decades of experience in the seed production sector and R&D trials in leading companies in the industry. Germán joined AgIdea as Head of Operational Services, where he leads the logistics and operational planning of the trials of the different AgIdea Research Stations in Argentina.
Bach. in Psychology
Paula has a degree in Psychology from the National University of Córdoba. Her first steps in her professional career were developed in the clinical-educational field. In 2012 she began to focus her career towards Human Resources; she studied the Specialty in Strategic Management of Human Resources at the UCC Business School. In 2014 she joined the HR team of an agbusiness, Prodeman S.A., where she carried out the management of different soft processes related to the area. At the beginning of 2019, she joined AgIdea with the aim of developing the company's Human Resources Area.
Carolina is a Biologist graduated from the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences of the UBA. She worked for 12 years at Monsanto in various roles within the area of Regulatory Affairs for Latin America South. She lived 3 years in St. Louis, USA, where she expanded her experience in the regulatory area globally. Passionate about biology, she is interested in new technologies and innovations that can be applied to agriculture and other areas. Currently at AgIdea, she provides regulatory support for the registration of biological products in Latin America.
Federico has a degree in Agronomy from UNNOBA (National University of the Northwest of Buenos Aires), and is studying a Specialization in Plant Improvement. In 2015 he joined AgIdea as a field technician and in 2022 he assumed the coordination of the Research Stations of the Southern Region of AgIdea, within the Operations area.
QUALITY ASSURANCE LEAD
Josefina has been working at AgIdea since 2007. After several challenges within the company (Head of the Entomology Lab and in the Projects Area) today she leads the Quality Assurance Unit of the Agidea Quality Management System, which ensures the accomplishment of the GLP and ISO IEC 17025:2017 Standard. She is an agronomist, from the Faculty of Agrarian Sciences of Zavalla (UNR), with specialization in Risk Analysis for the Agri-Food Sector at the UBA. During her career, she worked in the Entomology Area at INTA Oliveros and at Monsanto's Fontezuela plant in the areas of Trait Integration and Trait Development.
Pedro has a degree in Agronomyr from the Faculty of Agronomy and Zootechnics of Tucumán. Before joining AgIdea in 2015 as Principal Investigator of GLP projects, he worked in agricultural technology companies conducting R&D trials in the Northern and Eastern regions of Argentina. He is currently coordinator of the Research Stations of the Northern Region of AgIdea, within the Operations area.
WE ARE GUIDED BY THESE VALUES
Our dream is to became a strategic partner of our clients. Customer focus and close interaction with them tend to improve both the quality of the results, and the associated decision making process.
We are proactive in proposing new approaches to test our customers’ technologies. We like new challenges, and we tend to see problems as opportunities.
Professionalism, quality in every process, care for details. We follow procedures and our activities can be replicated.
Our goal is to satisfy our client expectations accomplishing the assumed commitments, seeking for all available alternatives or creating new ones to achieve it.
The broad variety of projects that we develop makes us agile. We feel comfortable with many crops and technologies. We are both dynamic and flexible.
We develop every task with maximum commitment, ethics and confidentiality. We are committed to conduct quality tests and deliver project reports on time and in full.
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