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Ecoation appoints new VP of agronomy and customer success
April 10, 2022 By ecoation
Ecoation Canada has promoted Gavin Schneider to the position of Vice President, Agronomy and Customer Success.
According to Ecoation, Schneider has been an integral part of the ecoation team for the past two years, and has worked closely alongside ecoation’s customers as they implement the platform to digitize crop data, including IPM, crop work and yield assessment. As part of Ecoation’s customer service offering, Schneider and his team of CS specialists meet with customers weekly to analyze crop data and reports, and help customers make data-driven decisions on how to operate more efficiently and to provide actionable intelligence.
“With his detailed horticultural knowledge and experience, as well as his deep understanding of data-enabled growing, in addition to his in-depth research experience, Gavin brings all the skills we need for this role to be successful,” says Sven Riemer, Ecoation’s COO.
In his new role, Schneider will continue to lead the Customer Success team and will add to his duties the design, implementation and management of agronomic research projects and trials focused on leveraging ecoation’s software and hardware platform for maximizing plant productivity and yield optimization.
“Gavin is a farmer/scientist/philosopher who not only has hands-on experience with various planting systems but is equipped with an exceptional drive to push agriculture beyond the boundaries of possibility. A rare combo that makes him the perfect fit for the role I envisaged,” says Dr. Saber Miresmailli, CEO and founder of ecoation.
Schneider was born in Alberta and spent growing up working his family’s grain and oilseed farm before attending the University of Calgary. He then headed to Europe and Africa to complete his education and run various research projects. He and his wife reside in the mountains of BC, and in his spare time Gavin operates his own hilltop greenhouse growing hot peppers and researching ways to grow sustainable, healthy food in space
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