ROSEVILLE, MINNESOTA, U.S. — Vince Restucci has been named vice-president of agronomy services at Calyxt, Inc. In the newly created role, Restucci will be responsible for supporting the expansion of Calyxt’s grower network and identity preserved system.

Vince Restucci, vice-president of agronomy services.

Restucci has more than 35 years of agribusiness, refining and consumer packaged goods experience. He most recently was director of procurement and business technology at R.D. Offutt Co. Earlier, he was managing director at USADS LLC, director of market development at J.R. Simplot Co., director of fuels marketing at Giant Industries, Inc. and national accounts manager at Miller Brewing Co.

He received a bachelor’s of science degree in marketing from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and a master’s degree in business administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management in Scottsdale, Arizona, U.S.

“We expect Vince, with his deep agribusiness knowledge, to have a positive impact in helping us to grow not only our first commercial product, High Oleic Soybean, but also expansion to new crops, including wheat, hemp and alfalfa,” said Manoj Sahoo, chief business development and supply chain officer with Calyxt. “As a well-respected and driven agribusiness leader, Vince will tap into and expand our grower relationships. We believe this strategy will strengthen our initiative to double contracted acres year over year as already evident with our 2020 contracted acreage goal of 100,000 acres versus 36,000 planted acres in 2019.”

Calyxt, Inc. is a consumer-centric, food- and agriculture-focused company, that last fall completed the inaugural harvest of its high-fiber wheat product, the world’s first gene-edited, consumer-focused wheat product.