HGS BioScience Announces New Leadership Team

Cindy Zimmerman

HGS BioScience™ has announced an impressive new leadership team following the recent naming of Michael Steffeck as chief executive officer. HGS BioScience™, formerly Humic Growth Solutions, is a leading producer of humic & fulvic acids and has perfected a dry delivery system known as Performance Granule. The new team includes one key elevation and three recent hires.

Jakob Bredsguard: Chief operating officer (COO)
Jakob is the new chief operating officer with more than 18 years of industry experience and 30+ patents to his name. His expertise in leading strategy, product development and process improvements make him ideally suited for this new role. He previously founded and was chief technology officer of Biosynthetic Technologies.

Carla Stucky: Chief financial officer (CFO)
Carla assumes the post of chief financial officer with 25+ years of progressive financial experience. She is highly proficient at overseeing financials at rapidly growing companies. Her diverse industry leadership includes 5 years at a Big 4 public accounting firm and executive roles in manufacturing, fintech, entertainment, and oil & gas.

Ryan Merritt: Senior Vice President, International Sales
As a company co-founder, Ryan brings an unparalleled depth of operational knowledge and product expertise to the team. With his expertise in supply chain, Ryan is excited to grow the company’s reach in international markets with new and innovative soil health solutions.

Scott Messer: Vice President, U.S. Sales and Marketing
Scott brings more than 20 years of experience in connecting growers to products that improve their yields. He is known throughout the agriculture industry for his ability to deliver quality customer experiences with specialty fertilizer and crop production solutions. With a rapidly expanding portfolio, Scott will have even more ways to deliver value to customers.

Recent innovations at HGS BioScience™ include expanding the Performance Granule™ portfolio. Dry granular products made by HGS have become a top choice for distributors, retailers and farmers. The functional carbon granule is built and formulated to mix with dry fertilizer, saving precious time in the field.

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