SIPA NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Date: January 4, 2020
The Seed Innovation & Protection Alliance (SIPA) is pleased to announce that Eloy Corona has been named Executive Director.
“Eloy’s experience will help strengthen our industry’s Intellectual Property alliance and add value to SIPA’s initiatives now and in the future”, says Corinne Marshall, SIPA’s Program Board Chair. “Eloy brings a deep understanding of Intellectual Property and the value of innovation to our industry ensuring he will be a crucial asset to SIPA’s goals and objectives.”
Eloy started his new role on December 21st and has already hit the ground running. He is a past board member of the organization and an expert in intellectual property with over 25 years of seed industry experience.
Eloy comes to SIPA with over 25 years of seed industry experience with most of those years focused on intellectual property. As a past SIPA member representative, Eloy has already hit the ground running with a smooth transition as of December 21, 2020.
“I am truly excited about this next phase of my career,” says Eloy Corona. “The US Seed industry is experiencing an R&D pipeline of exciting innovations part of which SIPA will be critical to integrated seed companies, breeders, distributors and retailers in delivering this value creation which benefits growers and consumers.”
“I am truly excited about this next phase of my career,” says Eloy Corona. “The US seed industry is experiencing an R&D pipeline of exciting innovations which will bring new tools to America’s agricultural producers. It is critical that SIPA play a role in helping ensure that growers, consumers and others understand the importance of IP protection so integrated seed companies, breeders, distributors and retailers can continue delivering new products to the marketplace.”
“We are excited to have Eloy join SIPA as our second executive director to carry on the strong work by James Weatherly,” said Andy LaVigne, President and CEO of the American Seed Trade Association. With the strong foundation that has been laid over the last 5-years, Eloy will continue to drive the understanding of IP protection and value capture that is vital to the continued research and development of the American seed industry.”
Please feel free to contact Eloy at firstname.lastname@example.org or 984-302-5366.