Press Release •  6/27/2019

Corteva Agriscience Announces Inaugural Class of Distinguished Fellows

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Wilmington, Del., June 27, 2019 — Corteva Agriscience today announced its inaugural class of Distinguished Fellows.

The designation recognizes a select group of scientists and engineers across the Corteva  R&D community for extraordinary technical expertise and sustained contributions to innovations that enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume. Corteva’s Fellows program is designed to recognize technical excellence and help ensure the company’s continued preeminence in science and technology. The Distinguished Fellows are part of a broader community of Fellows who were named earlier in the year.

“I am pleased to share the members of Corteva’s first-ever class of Distinguished Fellows, each of whom has a long and accomplished track record of scientific and technical excellence,” said Neal Gutterson, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of Corteva Agriscience. “Through their work serving as experts on project teams, identifying emerging areas of science in their respective fields, and acting as mentors to the next generation of Fellows within our organization, these Distinguished Fellows are creating meaningful and sustainable contributions to science, our company, customers and society.”

Corteva congratulates these 31 esteemed members of its R&D community, listed below in alphabetical order:

  • Marc Albertsen, Trait Discovery
  • Lori Austino, Crop Protection Product Design and Process
  • Andrew Baumgarten, Systems and Innovation for Breeding and Seed Products
  • Mario Carlone, Plant Breeding          
  • Steven Cryer, Data Science and Informatics
  • Mark Dahmer, Integrated Field Sciences
  • John Everard, Trait Discovery
  • Russell Fox, Plant Breeding
  • Jim Gaffney, Regulatory and Stewardship
  • Gustavo Garcia, Plant Breeding        
  • Roger Gast, Crop Protection Discovery
  • Jeffrey Gilbert, Regulatory and Stewardship
  • William Gordon-Kamm, Applied Science and Technology
  • Edwin Grote, Plant Breeding
  • Neil Hausmann, Predictive Ag          
  • Jan Hazebroek, Applied Science and Technology
  • Mark Hoffbeck, Plant Breeding
  • Klaus Koehler, Plant Breeding
  • Jean-Louis Laffont, Systems and Innovation for Breeding and Seed Products
  • Ian Lamb, Regulatory and Stewardship
  • Michael Loso, Crop Protection Discovery
  • Gregory May, Applied Science and Technology
  • Carlos Messina, Predictive Ag          
  • Steven Paszkiewicz, Integrated Field Sciences
  • Clinton Pilcher, Integrated Field Sciences
  • Dean Podlich, Systems and Innovation for Breeding and Seed Products
  • Nicholas Simmons, Regulatory and Stewardship
  • Hillary Sullivan, Systems and Innovation for Breeding and Seed Products
  • Radu Totir, Systems and Innovation for Breeding and Seed Products
  • William Wilson, Plant Breeding         
  • Terry Wright, Integrated Field Sciences

About Corteva Agriscience™

Corteva Agriscience provides farmers around the world with the most complete input portfolio in the industry to enable them to maximize yield and profitability — including some of the most recognized brands in agriculture: Pioneer®, Granular®, Brevant™ seeds, as well as award-winning Crop Protection products — while bringing new products to market through its robust pipeline of active chemistry and technologies. The company is committed to working with stakeholders throughout the food system as it fulfills its promise to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Corteva Agriscience became an independent public company on June 1, 2019, and was previously the Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. More information can be found at

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Kacey Birchmier
Corteva Agriscience