Solynta Announces New Director of R&D
Solynta has recently appointed Dr. Edwin van der Vossen as its new Director of Research & Development. Van der Vossen will join Solynta as of March 1, 2020 and will be succeeding the current Director Dr. Pim Lindhout as of May 1, 2020.
Dr. Van der Vossen brings over 20 years of R&D experience in plant sciences. Over the last 11 years he was part of the Management team of the crop innovation company KeyGene, heading the Crop Innovative Unit within the company.
Prior to joining KeyGene, he served in a number of roles at Wageningen University & Research. Dr. Van der Vossen holds a PhD in Molecular Plant Sciences from Leiden University and MSc in Plant Breeding from Wageningen University.
Solynta’s current director of R&D Lindhout has decided to step back from his current position given his upcoming retirement at some point in the future. He will transition to an expert, advisor and coaching capacity within the R&D team. This change continues Lindhout’s contribution to the development of hybrid potato by Solynta ini the years to come.
“’I am very happy with van der Vossen joining us. His deep understanding of genomics and data driven science and proven ability to apply this to crop improvements combined with his interpersonal skills make me even more excited about Soolynta’s future,” said Hein Kruyt, Solynta’s CEO.