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Arcadia Biosciences bolsters management with new heads of commercial operations and product innovation

Kevin Hodges has been promoted to vice-president of commercial operations, while Tracy Baker has joined Arcadia as VP of product innovation

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"As we work to accelerate the introduction of GoodWheat-based food products to consumers through online and grocery channels, we are adding the right capabilities, experience and leadership vision to ensure our best execution," said Plavan

Arcadia Biosciences Inc (NASADAQ:RKDA), the agricultural technology group, has bolstered its leadership team with two new hires.

Kevin Hodges has been promoted to vice-president (VP) of commercial operations, overseeing the supply chain operations, manufacturing and marketing for Arcadia's existing products in the GoodWheat, GoodHemp and SONOVA GLA safflower oil product lines.

Food and drink veteran Tracy Baker has joined Arcadia as VP of product innovation, responsible for leading product innovation and commercialization strategies for the company's GoodWheat and GoodHemp portfolios.

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"As we work to accelerate the introduction of GoodWheat-based food products to consumers through online and grocery channels, we are adding the right capabilities, experience and leadership vision to ensure our best execution," Matt Plavan, the group's president and chief executive said in a statement.

"Moreover, to ensure we maximize the value capture of our proprietary ingredients, we must carefully navigate the myriad of new consumer food and nutritional supplement opportunities emerging in the direct-to-consumer space for both our GoodWheat and GoodHemp innovations."

Hodges has over two decades of management experience in the cereal grains industry and before joining Arcadia in January this year, as general manager of GoodWheat, he held senior roles in operations, marketing and IT digital systems for a national cereals seed brand at Bayer and Monsanto.

Meanwhile, Baker has nearly 40 years' experience in product formulation and commercialization.

"Tracy is a food and beverage innovation expert and industry veteran, acquiring his deep and valuable leadership experience through years of research and commercial challenges and successes at Tropicana, PepsiCo and Gerber. While we feel very fortunate to have someone of Tracy's caliber join Arcadia, we also see it as a strong validation of Arcadia's product portfolio and commercial strategy," added Plavan.

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