John Schoenecker

What makes you proud to come to work?
“I am tremendously proud of the product we sell and the solutions we bring to our customers. What could be more fundamental to the quality of life than good quality seed that facilitates increased yields and higher quality products to help ensure food security? I believe this is fundamentally important.” 

John Schoenecker is the Director of Intellectual Property AMPA at HM.CLAUSE. After graduating from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Horticulture and Soil Science, John joined the Harris Moran Seed Company and spent the last 26 years working in sales, marketing and legal affairs. During this time he also assisted in the development of PC-based product data systems integrated to serve market communications and customers’ needs. John spent eight years in the seed business focusing on regulatory and legal affairs before assuming the position of Director of Intellectual Property AMPA for 6 years.

John is Chairman of the American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and has represented ASTA on the Board of the International Seed Federation (ISF) Vegetable and Ornamental Section for 6 years. He served as chair of the Vegetable and Flower division and the Emerging Issues Sub-committee of the Phytosanitary Committee and is active in the IPR committee.

Rémi Bastien

Chief Executive Officer

Denis Balen

Deputy CEO

Marc Rottiers

Global Chief Financial Officer

Ghis Reusken

Vice President, Global Head of Supply Chain

Andres Trillo

Vice President, Global Head of Human Resources

Sébastien Benon

Vice President, Global Head of Sales

Gilles Gay, Ph.D.

Vice President, Global Head of Research and Development

Andreas Steiner

Regional Vice President, Americas and the Pacific (AMPA)

John Schoenecker

Director of Intellectual Property AMPA

Davis, CA

Maria Jose Lillo Astudillo

Agronomist/Research Station Manager

La Bohalle, France

11 years at HM.CLAUSE

Gilles Lepoutre

Director of Production EMEA

Portes-lès-Valence, France

Ananda Rangappa

Plant Pathologist, R&B Station

Bangalore, India

2 ½ years at HM.CLAUSE

Maciej Bigda

General Manager HM.CLAUSE POLSKA

Warsaw, Poland

Craig France

Determinate Tomato Product Manager

Davis, California

8 years at HM.CLAUSE

Caroline Leterrier

Portfolio Lead: Cucurbits & Large Seed

Davis, CA