UPDATED ON: Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Mayo M. Schmidt,
From The Globe and Mail
Agrium Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of David C. Everitt and Mayo M. Schmidt to the company’s Board of Directors. Both individuals bring extensive agricultural, retail and distribution experience to Agrium.
Mayo M. Schmidt, Director -- Mayo Schmidt was President and Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Viterra Inc., a global agri-business with a network of 263 agricultural retail locations. Prior to its acquisition by Glencore International plc in December 2012, Viterra was the only publicly traded agricultural retailer of fertilizer, crop chemicals and seed in North America, other than Agrium. During his tenure, Mr. Schmidt developed the vision and strategy to transform the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool from a regional cooperative to Viterra, a $6.1-billion global corporation. Canadian Business Magazine recognized his accomplishments when it named him Chief Executive of the Year in 2009. Mayo Schmidt is a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers, a member of Washburn University’s Board of Trustees and the Lincoln Society, and a contributor to Harvard University’s Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Group. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Global Transportation Hub Authority.
Agrium Inc. is a major Retail supplier of agricultural products and services in North America, South America and Australia, and a leading global Wholesale producer and marketer of all three major agricultural nutrients, and the premier supplier of specialty fertilizers in North America through our Advanced Technologies business unit. Agrium’s strategy is to provide the crop inputs and services needed to feed a growing world. We focus on maximizing shareholder returns by driving continuous improvements to our base businesses, pursuing value-added growth opportunities across the crop input value chain, and returning capital to shareholders.