WORKING WITH
THE PLANET

Working Together for a Better Tomorrow

It takes more than just great technology to change the world. You also need a dedicated team with the experience and vision to make it happen. Anuvia’s innovative solutions are born from decades of hands-on agricultural experience in the field. Our team’s collective insight allows Anuvia technology to seamlessly work with current agricultural processes, protocols, and equipment. Working together, we can make profitable sustainability easier for any sized operation.

Our Management Team

Anuvia is well versed in organic resource processing, granular plant nutrient manufacturing and marketing, project development and finance and much more. From small farms to scalable innovations for the industry’s biggest players, our team has the critical expertise you need to grow sustainable success.

Amy Yoder

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Yoder has been in the agricultural industry for more than 20 years. She has held key roles with Arysta LifeScience, Monsanto and Spectrum Brands and served on boards with CropLife America and RISE (Responsible Industry Sound Environment). Amy is currently a board member with Compass Minerals and Vive Crop Protection. She also promotes agriculture through her directorship on the Clemson University Foundation Board and as President for the Sigma Alpha Foundation. Some of Amy’s previous roles include CEO of Arysta LifeScience North America and President of Spectrum Brands Home and Garden.

Hugh MacGillivray

Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. MacGillivray has more than 30 years of sales, marketing and business development experience in the agricultural industry. He has worked with multi-national corporations and startups in Canada, Germany and the U.S. Prior to joining Anuvia Plant Nutrients, he was head of Marketing and Business Development for Arysta LifeScience North America and head of Arysta LifeScience Canada. Hugh has held key roles with Cargill Hybrids Seeds, Rooster.com, Hoechst/AgrEvo/Aventis and has served as a board member for CropLife Canada.

Jeffrey C. Burnham, Ph.D.

Founder

Dr. Burnham has been a business executive for the past 19 years. Prior to that, he was a professor of microbiology at the Medical College of Ohio, where he was published more than 65 times in 28 years. He has more than 43 years of experience in environmental microbiology, wastewater biosolids processing and public health. Dr. Burnham is the developer of the technology platform used by Anuvia Plant Nutrients and holds more than 14 Anuvia patents. Some of Dr. Burnham’s previous roles include President and CEO/Founder of VitAg Corp, CTO for Unified Environmental Services Group, VP of N-Viro International and Founder of BioCheck Laboratories.

Chris Larson

Senior Vice President, Operations and Research & Development

Mr. Larson brings a track record for quality, development and a high-level experience having led teams in multi-million-dollar manufacturing facilities, creating state of the art processes and establishing clear pathways to success.

He  has worked for UPL as global head of Formulation Manufacturing. Prior to UPL, he served as vice president of Manufacturing and Supply Chain Operations for Arysta LifeScience where he was responsible for global manufacturing, supply chain and formulation development laboratories.

Don Warren

Vice President, Supply Chain

Mr. Warren comes from a nine-year tenure at Arysta LifeScience where he worked as head of Supply Chain for North America, Australia and New Zealand. Prior to then, he was strategic sourcing lead. Warren’s previous experience includes director positions at Reichhold and Ashland Chemical Company. He has demonstrated and proven ability to lead integrated global supply chain teams within diverse manufacturing facilities.

Kyle Renninger

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Renninger is a proven leader in finance and business analysis and has worked in the agriculture industry for 15 years. Highly-analytical and passionate for continuous improvement, he excels in bringing fact and logic to the decision-making process. Kyle is adept at developing high-performing teams and building strategic business relationships. He has worked in financial and marketing leadership roles at Arysta LifeScience Corporation, a leading global agricultural chemical company, prior to its sale to UPL. Kyle’s background also includes various cost accounting and manufacturing analysis positions for IBM.

Board of Directors

Amy Yoder

Chief Executive Officer

Ms. Yoder has been in the agricultural industry for more than 20 years. She has held key roles with Arysta LifeScience, Monsanto and Spectrum Brands and served on boards with CropLife America and RISE (Responsible Industry Sound Environment). Amy is currently a board member with Compass Minerals and Vive Crop Protection. She also promotes agriculture through her directorship on the Clemson University Foundation Board and as President for the Sigma Alpha Foundation. Some of Amy’s previous roles include CEO of Arysta LifeScience North America and President of Spectrum Brands Home and Garden.

Bill Buckner

Chairman of the Board

Mr. Buckner is currently CEO and president of the Noble Research Institute and Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation whose mission is to deliver solutions to great agricultural challenges. From 1993, Mr. Buckner has worked for Bayer Animal Health and CropScience divisions with his last position as President/CEO of Bayer CropScience, LP and North American regional head from 2006-2011. He serves on boards of the Soil Health Institute, Wilbur-Ellis Company, Trace Genomics Inc. and the Farm Foundation.

Ben Belldegrun

Mr. Belldegrun is the managing partner and co-founder of Pontifax AgTech, a growth capital fund dedicated to food and agriculture technology. Prior to launching Pontifax AgTech, he was a co-founder and managing partner of Lodestone Natural Resources. He has also worked as a portfolio manager at Brevan Howard Asset Management concentrating on agricultural investments within the $300 million Natural Resources Fund. Mr. Belldegrun is a director of Concentric Ag and Tropic Biosciences UK LTD.

Geoffrey Duyk

Dr. Duyk is a partner of Circularis Partners, an investment firm focused on supporting technology-enabled companies that advance the circular economy, promote sustainability and enhance resource efficiency. Previously, he was managing director and partner of TPG Alternative & Renewable Technologies (ART)/TPG Biotechnology. Among Dr. Duyk’s prior work affiliations are Harvard Medical School assistant professor, and Howard Hughes Medical Institute assistant investigator. Dr. Duyk serves on the Board of Directors of Amyris (Nasdaq: AMRS), Concentric and Regen. He is a trustee of Case Western Reserve University and a member of the Institute Board of Directors for the Moffitt Cancer Center. Dr. Duyk holds a Ph.D. and M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. He completed his medical and fellowship training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Josh McClung

Mr. McClung is director of Clean Technology Strategy & Investments at Cox Enterprises where he leads two of its verticals: Food & Agriculture and Water. Cox Cleantech aims to design and execute inorganic growth strategies that operate at the intersection of people, planet and profit. Before joining Cox, Mr. McClung served as vice president of Sandbox Industries, a venture capital firm, co-founding and co-heading its innovation consulting arm – Sandbox Innovation Partners. It collaborated with Fortune 500 global organizations across a diverse range of industries: automotive, consumer products, energy, insurance and media. He’s also worked as associate at KarpReilly investment firm and an investment banking analyst at Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers. Mr. McClung is an alumnus of Indiana University.

Steven Bradley

Mr. Bradley is vice president of Cox Cleantech and responsible for building a new business vertical that tackles sustainability challenges and drives profitability growth and diversification. He leads a team focused on acquiring solutions that transform key segments of agriculture, energy and waste to sustainably meet the needs of a growing global population. Since 2007, Mr. Bradley has helped lead Cox Enterprises’ sustainability goals to send zero waste to landfill by 2024 and become water and carbon neutral by 2044. He serves on the board of Nexus Fuels, a circular plastics company. Mr. Bradley is a graduate of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership Program. He earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.