MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Aaron Snyder has joined Calyxt, Inc. as supply chain manager, responsible for procuring all materials needed for production. He also will have oversight of shipping operations, implementing and managing new planning processes.

Prior to joining Calyxt, Snyder spent eight years at Cargill building supply chain systems in the company’s Food Ingredients business group. He most recently was supply chain manager, responsible for the sales and operations strategy across the North American region in bulk and pack. He also provided leadership and direction on transportation and logistical operations, and also managed supply planners responsible for bulk and higher stock-keeping unit pack products.

“Aaron’s impressive record in managing logistics operations and supply chain strategy makes him the perfect choice to manage our operations here at Calyxt,” said James A. Blome, chief executive officer of Calyxt. “Given his level of experience and proven success, I have full confidence that Aaron will be a huge asset to our team as we move forward in the production of our high oleic soybean oil, Calyxt’s first product expected to hit the market in late 2018 / early 2019. We’re one step closer in fulfilling our mission to deliver high-quality, trusted food to consumers across the country.”

The appointment of Snyder comes just a few days after Calyxt announced it has completed the inaugural harvest of its high fiber wheat product, the world’s first gene-edited, consumer-focused wheat product. Calyxt is a consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company.