Chris Johnson has been named as Chief Executive Officer with Agrellus and will commence immediately.
Agrellus, Inc., an online marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of agricultural inputs and commodities, today announced that Chris Johnson has been named as Chief Executive Officer. Rusty Andrews, who has been acting Chief Executive Officer and Board Member since 2017 will continue as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Johnson’s employment with Agrellus will commence immediately.
Johnson has more than 25 years of senior management experience, including a decade of strategic development and plan execution within high growth digital business, most recently as Chief Strategy Officer of Johnson Innovation Group, and prior to that, Johnson served as Chief Technology Officer of Diversified, Inc., one of the worlds largest technology integration firms.
“I have followed the dynamic growth of Agrellus for the past two years”, explained Johnson, “and it is exciting to see the Agrellus platform being adopted by growers throughout the country. Agrellus offers a unique “no-cost” and comprehensive eCommerce platform for the grower, and all within the industry’s distribution channels with no surprises, just precision pricing.” He continues, “We will always remain a friend to the farmer as we take many of the input cost challenges out of the way, resulting in positive outcomes for their families and their communities.”
“Chris is the right leader for Agrellus,” said Rusty Andrews, Agrellus’ Chairman of the Board. “Chris’ extensive digital transformation background and business development skills should help Agrellus strengthen channel partnerships, develop strategic alliances, and expand our digital presence. We believe his strong leadership experience will help focus Agrellus during this dynamic growth phase.
“I am very excited to be joining the Agrellus team,” said Johnson. “I believe Agrellus has a wonderful business model and very talented and passionate team members that uniquely positions it to capitalize on the digital advantages within agriculture. As the industry advances through digital transformation and increasing dynamics in distribution, I believe Agrellus is in a position to provide a cost effective and timely suite of products and services that help growers efficiently manage and maximize their budgets.”