Cotton: The Seam Adds 5 New Board Members

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The Seam, a leading provider of agribusiness software and trading solutions, announced on January 9 the addition of 5 new board members, who will continue to help guide and position the company as a leader in agritech.  

“We are fortunate to have global-leading agribusinesses and industry thought leaders serving on our board,” said Mark Pryor, Chairman and CEO at The Seam. “True innovation requires the right combination of technology and business know-how. The accumulative industry knowledge and experience of our board and leadership team provide a globally-reputable foundation for developing agriculture technology solutions of the future.”

Joining The Seam’s Board of Directors are:

Kevin Brinkley joins the board representing Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA), where he serves as the President and CEO. PCCA is one of the largest originators of U.S. cotton to textile mills worldwide.

Jay Hardwick represents EWR Inc., a company that provides electronic warehouse receipt solutions for a variety of industries like cotton and peanuts. Hardwick is the past Chairman of Cotton Incorporated, National Cotton Council and American Cotton Producers.

Tommy Hayden was selected to the board as a representative of Louis Dreyfus Company, where he serves as the Chief Operating Officer – Cotton Platform. 

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Hank Reichle serves as the Executive Vice President of Staple Cotton Cooperative Association (Staplcotn), one of the largest cotton marketing cooperatives in the United States.

Krista Rickman represents Cargill Cotton, where she is the Global Operations Manager. Cargill Cotton serves growers, buyers, ginners and textile mills through their buying and selling networks, along with warehouses and cotton gins.

Other board members include Joe Nicosia of Louis Dreyfus Company, William Barksdale of Cargill Cotton, Lonnie Winters of PCCA, and Phillip  Burnett, Retired/Consultant.

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