WINNIPEG, MANITOBA, CANADA — Ag Growth International Inc. (AGI) on Nov. 8 appointed Rohit Bhardwaj and Paul Householder to the company’s board of directors.
“We are thrilled to have Rohit and Paul join our board,” said Bill Lambert, chairman of the AGI board. “We are confident they will provide valuable perspectives as we continue to execute our strategy, drive organic growth, and enhance value for AGI shareholders. Rohit is a seasoned executive who will contribute significant experience in managing international operations in addition to providing strong financial oversight. These are key board skills that will help enable AGI to deepen the level of integration and optimization across many of our businesses.
“Paul’s recent appointment as president and chief executive officer of AGI demonstrates the confidence that our board has in his ability to lead AGI through our next phase of growth. His extensive operating experience will provide valuable insight to the board and further strengthen our ability to accelerate execution of key growth objectives.”
Bhardwaj has more than 25 years of business experience in publicly traded international organizations across multiple industries. He is currently chief financial officer of Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund. He joined Chemtrade in 2006.
Householder joined AGI in 2019 as executive vice president of international, with responsibility for leading all aspects of AGI’s businesses outside of North America. In 2020, Householder was promoted to executive vice president of global operations, with expanded responsibility including coverage of AGI’s North American businesses. In 2021, he was promoted to chief operating officer, providing strategic, organizational, and administrative leadership to the day-to-day operations of AGI’s business. In September 2022, Householder was promoted to president and chief executive officer of AGI.
Prior to AGI, Householder spent 28 years at Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., an industrial gases company, where he progressed through several senior positions.
AGI is a provider of solutions for global food infrastructure, including seed, fertilizer, grain, feed, and food processing systems. The company has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, Brazil, India, France, and Italy and distributes its products globally.