CANADA – Ag Growth International (AGI), a leading provider of solutions for the global food infrastructure has named Jim Rudyk to the position of chief financial officer.
According to the company’s press-statement, Rudyk being a senior member of the executive team will report directly to Tim Close, chief executive officer. He will work out of the Toronto office.
He will be responsible of finance, accounting, business intelligence and information technology.
Rudyk has more than 20 years of financial and operational experience with a diverse range of organizations.
“The variety and scope of this background as well as his extensive experience with M&A, integration and operating in both the private and public environment will benefit AGI and make him a great addition to our organization,”Ag Growth International
Prior to joining AGI, he was CFO for a number of public and private firms in a variety of industries, including his most recent position with Sofina Foods, a Canadian food processing company with reach across Canada.
He has also been CFO for the Roots Corp. with operations in Canada, Taiwan and China, and the Shred-It Corp. based in Oakville Ontario, with global operations in 18 countries.
In addition to that, Rudyk has served as both CFO and COO at Canada Cartage System, Ltd., Canada’s largest specialized provider of fully outsourced trucking fleets and last-mile logistics solutions.
Rudyk’s earlier career include roles as director of sales and marketing and controller at companies such as Dell Computer Corp. and Wright Medical Technology. He began his career at PWC as an auditor.
The evolution of his career through a variety of functions has enabled him to contribute to many areas including finance, systems assessment and implementation, sales and marketing, distribution and supply chain, operations, and IT.
“The variety and scope of this background as well as his extensive experience with M&A, integration and operating in both the private and public environment will benefit AGI and make him a great addition to our organization,” indicated the company.
AGI provides farm and commercial solutions and systems for storage, handling, structures, processing, and controls in seed, fertilizer, grain, feed, and food.
The company has manufacturing facilities in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Brazil, India, France and Italy and distributes its product globally.
AGI’s total sales in the six-months ended June was US$490.295 million, a drop from US$509.210 million of the corresponding period in 2019 resulting to loss of US$34.372 million.
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