Management Team

Neil Robbins

Francis Borges
Global Chief Operating Officer

Francis joined RiceCo in August of 2015 moving from our parent company UPL Europe Ltd. located in Belgium as the Chief Executive Officer. He has over 23 years of industry experience of which 18 years were in the European markets. Francis brings a wide range of management skills and innovative business process models to RiceCo.

James Hines

James Hines
Strategic Advisor

Prior to founding RiceCo®, James worked in several capacities for Westrade and affiliated companies. He has over 25 years of experience in the industry and a background in accounting and business administration. During his 10 year tenure at RiceCo®, he has profitably grown the business, despite a challenging environment and several ownership tenures and has managed to turn the generic molecule (Propanil Technical) into a specialty product by continually innovating and developing proprietary mixtures and formulations.

David Wilson

John Guion

Bio Coming Soon.

Martin Poveda

Martin Poveda
Director of International Regulatory Affairs

Martin was born in Colombia, and joined RiceCo in 2008 and established a regional office in Colombia for the Latin American region. He has been involved in all aspects of rice technology with a specialization in disease control. Martin has conducted extensive field research and as a result has accumulated vast knowledge in rice production.

Martin Poveda

Joan Fisher
Regulatory Manager

Joan Fisher joined RiceCo in March of 2016 as the Regulatory Manager in charge of domestic and international regulatory activities. She came to RiceCo after a 5 year career with BASF performing International Regulatory Management activities. Joan has over 25 years of experience in agricultural companies performing many jobs from finance to new product development

Martin Poveda

Scott Rushing
U.S. Product Development

Scott joined RiceCo in May of 2013. Prior to joining RiceCo, Scott was employed at BASF for 17 years in various roles, including Field Biologist, Technical Service Representative and most recently Business Representative. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Arkansas.