CANADA— Ben Allen joins Ontario-based Canadian agriculture technology start-up Binsentry as the new chief executive officer (CEO), succeeding co-founder Randall Schwartzentruber.
Allen steps into the role with decades of experience in agriculture and technology and a long track record of scaling start-ups, negotiating key partnerships deals with Fortune 100 companies, and leading and retaining innovative and diverse talent teams across North America.
Allen joins BinSentry after his successful run as head of Global Market Development at Indigo Ag, an agtech start-up he helped grow from US$300 million in 2017 to US$3 billion in 2021.
Prior to this multi-billion achievement, Allen played a crucial role in growing Agri-Trend’s AgriData software in preparation for a transaction that resulted in Agri-Trend being acquired by Trimble in 2015.
Allen’s expertise in innovative software technologies and in achieving groundbreaking investments have shaped the future of these agtech companies and will undoubtedly play an instrumental role in BinSentry’s journey.
“I share BinSentry’s belief that leading-edge technology has the potential to propel a smarter agriculture, improving the lives of those who work hard to feed the world… Bringing real visibility into the feed supply chain is one big step towards this mission, and I’m thrilled to join BinSentry in a momentum where AI and data usability will be a game-changer for agriculture,” said Allen.
As Former CEO, Mr. Schwartzentruber, will transition to a new function as chief product officer (CPO) and will focus his passion on driving innovation while continuing to lead key efforts at BinSentry.
“Ben’s addition enables me to continue to facilitate BinSentry’s growth by dedicating the utmost focus to building the most creative and innovative products for a community that is very dear to my heart; agriculture,” he said.
Dennis Organ, BinSentry’s chairman, said Schwartzentruber’s entrepreneurial tenacity has led BinSentry from the origination of the hardware solution to the evolution of the company as a solution that provides real-time visibility and process simplification to the animal agricultural industry.
Organ also expressed his excitement over Allen’s appointment adding that the new CEO’S extensive agtech background, strong leadership skills, and start-up experience will help BinSentry during this time of exponential growth.
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