Exacto Inc. has announced the election of senior chemist and foundation manager Todd O’Connell to the board of the Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA). The CPDA, formerly known as the Chemical Producers & Distributors Association, is the primary advocate of the inert ingredient and adjuvant suppliers and supports formulators, distributors and manufacturers of post-patent crop and non-crop agricultural production technology products on federal legislative and regulatory issues.
As a chemist with 25 years of experience in the industry, O’Connell offers a distinctive set of skills and insight to agrotechnology issues and the importance of stringent communication with governing and regulatory agencies. He anticipates being an advocate for CPDA members and appropriate governmental regulation while helping to move the agrichemical field forward in a responsible manner.
After 12 years of working together, Exacto Inc. president Diana Braun is well aware of the value that O’Connell contributes to any organization. “Todd’s election to the CPDA board of directors is a significant asset to the association’s membership at large. With leadership, scientific rigor and discipline as his ‘true north,’ Todd will bring balance and impartiality to industry and peer relationships. I am proud to have him as a part of my Exacto team and am sure that the CPDA board will concur as they work with Todd on the issues that face its members and the industry,” Braun said.