SOURCE: CH Biotech R & D Co., Ltd.

CH Biotech R & D Co., Ltd.

February 26, 2015 11:00 ET

CH Biotech Appoints Industry Veteran John Wolf as General Manager

Wolf to Oversee Commercial and Research Operations at Plant Health Technology Company

CHANGHUA COUNTY, TAIWAN--(Marketwired - February 26, 2015) - CH Biotech R&D Co., Ltd. ("CH Biotech"), an agricultural technology company that develops and markets plant health and nutrition technologies, today announced the appointment of John Wolf as General Manager. Mr. Wolf will oversee commercial and research functions from CH Biotech's corporate offices and world-class research facility in Taiwan.

"We are delighted that Mr. Wolf is joining our team. His experience and leadership will be essential as we continue to expand our research and development initiatives," said Chen Pang Wu, Chairman of CH Biotech. "This includes our collaborations on plant health-focused research and development initiatives with Agrium, through Loveland Products, where Mr. Wolf is a trusted veteran."

Mr. Wolf joins CH Biotech from Agricen, a Loveland Products Company, where he directed commercial development of the company's sustainable biochemical technologies for agriculture. Previously, he held several management positions at Loveland Products, with responsibilities that have included sales, technical support and marketing within the company's plant nutrition business and sales and marketing of specialty agricultural chemicals in Asia. Mr. Wolf has also served as general manager at Applied Spray Technologies, an agricultural chemical company and as product manager for the adjuvants and micronutrients business of United Agri Products.

"We look forward to strengthening our alliance with CH Biotech with Mr. Wolf at the helm. We know that we can count on his leadership and expertise as we work with CH Biotech to deliver new plant health technologies for growers worldwide," said Brent Smith, Vice President of Loveland Products.

Loveland Products, which is part of Agrium (TSX: AGU) (NYSE: AGU), currently markets and distributes several CH Biotech technologies including the brands Radiate®, NutriSync® and Consensus®, which are product technologies focused on improving root development, reducing plant stress, and improving nutrient utilization.

About CH Biotech R&D Co., Ltd
CH Biotech (formerly CP Bio) is a research and development based plant science biotechnology company that develops, manufactures, and markets plant health and nutrition technologies. Based in Taiwan, CH Biotech offers unique, science-based technology focused on improving plant growth, yield, and quality across a wide range of crops around the world. For more information, visit: http://chbio.com.tw.

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