|Harris Moran Seed
appoints Dr. McElroy Vice President of Research
|Harris Moran Seed Company is pleased
to announce the appointment of Dr. Jeff McElroy as the Vice President of Research. Dr.
McElroy joins the company at the main office in Modesto, California.
Prior to Harris Moran, Dr. McElroy managed the vegetable seed unit of
Daehnfeldt and has a full career of experience in the seed business. After earning a
doctorate at Cornell, he joined the seed industry as a plant breeder focusing on
development of value-added commercial varieties of Brassica and Solanaceous crops. In
recent years, his efforts have turned to the broader areas of seed business management.
Dr. McElroy brings a solid background in the worldwide seed business
to Harris Moran having held positions with seed breeders/producers in the U.S., Italy and
Denmark. He brings the practical strength of strong language skills coupled with hands-on
and strategic seed business experience.
The addition of Dr. McElroy allows Dr. Paul Zankowski to focus his
efforts with Harris Moran in the area of biotechnology. Dr. Zankowski will lead the
research effort as Director of Biotechnology and will maintain his office at the Harris
Moran San Juan Bautista research station.
The efforts of Drs. McElroy and Zankowski provide increased research
assets and enhance Harris Moran's ability to bring customers improved value-added
products. With these new appointments, Harris Moran will be better positioned to capture
the expanded opportunities available when biotechnology is coupled with strong traditional
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