Vestaron Hires Patel as COO

Published online: Jun 20, 2019 Articles, Fertilizer, New Products
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Ash Patel is the most recent hire as Vestaron continues to round out its corporate leadership team and fulfill its mission of revolutionizing the agricultural insecticide landscape. As an accomplished operations director with more than 23 years of experience leading manufacturing, engineering, capital projects, supply chain and IT/automation systems, Vestaron believes Patel is the ideal leader for this role.

“With a background including global manufacturing and supply chain management experience in multi-national biotech companies and a strong focus on value creation, we believe the transition for Ash will be seamless,” says Vestaron CEO Anna Rath. “Ash’s previous roles, encompassing fermentation-based manufacturing oversight, plant expansions, supply chain management and international experience in LATAM, APAC and Europe, as well as experience with regulated manufacturing processes, comprise the resume Vestaron’s leadership team and board were searching for.”

With the recent commercialization of Vestaron’s first peptide-based bioinsecticides, the company was seeking someone who could help it meet increasing volume requirements while streamlining and reducing risk in the manufacturing process. Patel joined the team on June 12, shortly after the organization announced its Series B funding, and completes the corporations’ senior executive team.

“The recent success of the new IRAC Group 32 coupled with the last round of fundraising clearly showed the potential Vestaron has, and I am pleased to have become a part of the team,” says Patel.

Patel will oversee all of Vestaron’s manufacturing and supply chain operations, including associated regulatory processes, across the globe.