Our People

At Acadian Plant Health™, our innovative agriculture solutions begin with our people. We want our employees to feel supported and engaged, with staff who feel more engaged, we can provide better service and support to our customers.

Acadian Plant Health™’s parent company, Acadian Seaplants, has developed initiatives in an effort to increase levels of employee engagement. The company has Wellness Committees at each of their locations to help ensure that employees needs are being addressed. The company also offers an Employee Assistance program offering support and counseling to employees and their families, for work, life and health issues.

Our seed to table focus on improving sustainable farming is achievable when employees feel like they are growing. Acadian Plant Health™ provides training and career advancement opportunities, and fosters a dynamic environment of teamwork and collaboration. We work together in advancing the crop production and management industry with innovation in biostimulant agricultural products.

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Diverse Workforce & International Presence

With employees in nine countries, Acadian Plant Health™’s diverse workforce is committed to providing exceptional biostimulant crop care solutions and customer service at all levels of the organization. Acadian Plant Health™ encourages employees to share and learn from one another. We know that our differences make us stronger and with people working here from a variety of different backgrounds, we have unlimited options when it comes to advancing crop production and management products from seed to table. With plans to keep expanding our international presence, we’re always looking for individuals to join our team and help us develop new markets. If you’re interested in learning more about career opportunities at Acadian Plant Health™, visit Acadian Seaplants Careers page.

Awards & Recognitions

Canada's 50 Best ManagedAcadian Plant Health™’s parent company, Acadian Seaplants, has secured the designation as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies every year since 2002. Since 2010, the company has achieved Platinum Status in this same program. The program is open to all privately owned Canadian companies and, while each company is evaluated on strategy, capability, commitment and financials, common practices amongst winners include an emphasis on culture and people. Canada’s Best Managed Companies Program continues to be the mark of excellence for Canadian-owned and managed companies. Every year, since 1993, hundreds of entrepreneurial companies have competed for this designation in a rigorous and independent process that evaluates their management skills and practices.

Meet the Acadian Plant Health™ Leadership Team

ROGER TRIPATHI - PRESIDENT, ACADIAN PLANT HEALTH™ DIVISION

Roger Tripathi, a MBA from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia also completed a Master of Science in Agriculture degree with major in Plant Breeding & Genetics and a minor in Plant Pathology. Mr. Tripathi has built a solid reputation as business revitalization professional and, throughout his career, he has held diverse roles related to R&D, sales, marketing and business management with several change management successes. With over 35 years of agricultural industry global experience that spans over 40 countries, he has worked on a vast array of agricultural products including agro forestry, fertilizers, seeds, crop protection products, biologics and biostimulants.

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Ken MacDonald - Vice President of Global Sales & Service Excellence

Ken MacDonald has over 25 years of management experience in the area of Sales, Marketing and Service Excellence. After completing a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Saint Mary’s University in Canada, he began his career in management. Since then, he’s gained extensive experience in the areas of corporate strategic planning, international new market entry, major accounts management, customer service and logistics. His role at Acadian Plant Health™ is to lead a team of technical sales and service excellence professionals in delivering exceptional, industry-leading support to business partners located around the world.

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Ron Taylor - Vice President of Marketing

Ron Taylor has over 35 years of experience working in the agricultural industry and has spent his career gaining experience in marketing, product management and business development. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Physical Geography/Geomorphology from the University of Windsor in Canada as well as several professional development certificates for programs offered from institutions such as INSEAD Business School in France and Harvard Business School in the United States. In his current role, he is responsible for driving marketing strategies and best practices, strengthening brand architecture and supporting the global Acadian Plant Health™ business team.

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Dr. Bachar Blal - Vice President of Research & Development

Bachar Blal completed a Master of Science degree in Ecology as well as a Doctorate in Soil Microbiology and Plant Interactions from the University of Burgundy in France. He has over 25 years of experience in managing and developing new products and on transferring knowledge from the lab to the field. Having worked in Europe, Africa and North America, he has managed several high-level, multidisciplinary innovation programs with both industry and academic partners. At Acadian Plant Health™, he is responsible for overseeing the division’s analytical services, formulation research, fermentation research and commercial science.

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