Trimble Genetics International, LLC.

President and Founder

Michael W. Trimble

Michael W. Trimble, Ph. D.

trimblem@trimblegenetics.com


Summary
A leader in commercial plant genetics research with over 34 years of experience in crop breeding and the agricultural seed industry. Mike has been leading plant genetics research teams on location in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. His research expertise is in the creation of improved seed products through genetic line development and integration of biotechnology traits. He has been an executive member of corporate business leadership teams in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe. He is an inventor on patents that have contributed to over $500 million in revenue.
Education
1991-1994 Purdue University West Lafayette, Indiana Executive Master of Business Administration
1982-1985 University of Minnesota St. Paul, Minnesota Doctor of Philosophy, Plant Breeding and Genetics
1980-1982 Iowa State University Ames, Iowa Master of Science, Plant Breeding and Cytogenetics
1977-1980 University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Illinois Bachelor of Science - Honors, Agricultural Science

Employment History
Trimble Genetics International, LLC., Johnston, Iowa, USA

2001-PresentPresident and Founder

Trimble Genetics International is an industry leader in creating, developing and producing commercial maize hybrids for companies in North America, Central America, South America, Africa, Asia and Europe to sell exclusively under their own brands.


Origin Agritech Limited, Beijing, China

2006-PresentBoard Member(NASDAQ Listed: SEED)

Origin Agritech Limited specializes in the research, development, production, sale and distribution of hybrid crop seed in China. The Company owns or leases facilities across the major commercial agricultural areas of China. Origin launched its first entirely internally developed seed in 2003. Origin has proprietary maize hybrids, proprietary rice hybrids and proprietary canola hybrids currently on the market.


African Agricultural Technology Foundation, Nairobi, Kenya

2003-2008Board Member and Chair of Program/Product Development Committee (AATF)

The African Agricultural Technology Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation facilitating and promoting partnerships with public and private sector entities designed to remove barriers that prevent small farmers in sub-Saharan Africa from gaining access to technologies that could help improve food security and reduce poverty.


Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc. - A DuPont Company, Des Moines, Iowa, USA

1997-2001Research Director, Maize
Southern USA, Mexico, South America, Africa, India, China, Southeast Asia

Led research teams responsible for all aspects of maize product development, integration of biotechnology traits, characterization and commercialization.
Based in Johnston, Iowa


1994-1997Research Director, Maize
Southern USA and South America

Led research teams responsible for all aspects of maize product development, characterization and commercialization. Led major research restructuring and major technology transfer of breeding methods and genetic materials to Argentina and Brazil. Worked directly and extensively with Sales, Marketing and Seed Production leaders in Argentina and Brazil.
Based in Johnston, Iowa


1991-1994Regional Director, Maize
Asia/Pacific Rim, including research in Japan, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia and China

Led major research restructuring and major technology transfer of breeding methods and genetic materials to Japan, Philippines and Thailand. Worked directly and extensively with Sales, Marketing and Seed Production leaders in Indonesia, Philippines and Thailand.
Based in Singapore


1985-1991Research Manager, Maize

Responsible for all aspects of research center management at the research center in Princeton, Indiana. This included creation of new maize populations, new inbred lines and improved hybrid products.
Based in Princeton, Indiana