Provivi™, an emerging company using pheromones to protect crops from major damaging insects, announced the hiring of Dr. Timothy (Tim) Taylor, Vice President of Formulation and Tariq Salim, Vice President of Supply Chain.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Tim and Tariq to our growing team,” said Dr. Pedro Coelho, Co-Founder and CEO of Provivi™. “We will benefit tremendously from their experience and expertise as we commercialize and share our products with the world.”

Dr. Taylor brings 30 years of product development experience across insecticides, medical devices, infection control, personal care, and home care. An award-winning innovator, he joins Provivi™ after successful tenures at a variety of multi-national corporations including KavoKerr and Henkel.

“As I learned about Provivi’s mission and met the team, I quickly became convinced that I wanted to join the company,” said Dr. Taylor. “We are using some of the newest chemistry to solve one of the world’s oldest problems. I’m excited about the road ahead.”

Mr. Salim comes to Provivi™ with two decades of operations leadership in the scientific industry. He joins Provivi™ after 22 years with Phenomenex Inc, most recently as Director of Manufacturing and Global Logistics.

“It’s with great enthusiasm that I join the Provivi team,” said Mr. Salim. “I’m eager to contribute to the global deployment of our amazing technology to help farmers grow crops more sustainably.”

Provivi™ is developing a family of safer, effective, and economical solutions for crop protection based on pheromones as a foundation for integrated pest management. Pheromones are natural products used by insects of the same species to mediate mating. Their application allows for the control of deleterious pests while preserving beneficial insects. Provivi’s patented production methods enable a step change in the cost of manufacturing pheromones, allowing use of this proven tool in large-acreage crops such as corn, rice, and soy.

Hear Pedro Coelho, CEO and Founder at Provivi™, speak on the panel ‘Advancing Bio-Based Alternatives into Next Generation Crop Protection Platforms’ at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit, London on October 15.