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AGI appoints new executive VP

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Ag Growth International (AGI) has appointed a new executive vice president, global operations to lead and manage the company’s global business functions.

Kate Glasser was selected for the role and will work out of the AGI Naperville, Illinois office in the United States.

Glasser joins the AGI from Henkel AG & Co., where she held the role of corporate vice president, adhesive electronic industrials. Prior to that she worked for IDEX Corporation as the president of its rescue business. This included management of business units in the US, Germany, India, and China.

She started her career in the airline industry and joined Dow developing in roles such as marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and business director before ascending to her final role as global business director of coating materials.

Glasser holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s in mathematics from the University of Rochester.

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AGI president and CEO Paul Householder said the company is excited to have Glasser join AGI in this new position.

“She comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience and a proven record successfully leading diverse teams through change and business expansion for large multinationals as well as entrepreneurial decentralised mid-sized organisations,” he said.

“This new role adds key leadership talent in areas that will directly support our operational excellence, margin expansion, and organic sales growth objectives.

“This new role further supports AGI’s ongoing growth and success around the world with continued emphasis on operational excellence, execution and innovation as critical elements to our success.”

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