Loaiza Joins Vive Crop Protection

Published online: May 04, 2020 Articles
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Vive Crop Protection announces the addition of Aristobulo (Tobo) Loaiza as the company’s head of licensing and partnerships. 

Loaiza will be responsible for developing key partnerships with other agrochemical and biological manufacturers. This will increase the availability of Vive Crop Protection’s Allosperse technology in the U.S. and global marketplaces. He will also be responsible for in-licensing new chemical and biological active ingredients that Vive will add to its existing branded product portfolio.

Most recently, Loaiza was the vice president of global business development for Pebble Labs’ aquaculture and agriculture divisions. Prior to that, Loaiza spent over 11 years at BASF, where he held leadership roles in business and strategy development for BASF Venture Capital Americas and BASF Corporation. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Purdue University and a master’s in biochemistry and molecular biology from UCLA.

“We are excited to welcome Tobo to the team,” says Vive CEO Darren Anderson. “He brings a unique track record of business development experience and the ability to both understand and market the science behind Vive’s technology and product portfolio.”

Loaiza explains that he is joining Vive because “there is an opportunity to enable growth in the agriculture-solutions sector by enhancing efficacy of active ingredients. Increased efficacy translates into better quality, higher yields, and less waste for agricultural producers. I am excited to join the Vive Crop family and together unlock the potential of precision agriculture for the benefit of the global agriculture community.”

Loaiza can be reached at tloaiza@vivecrop.com or (888) 760-0187, ext. 244.