Jun 10, 2020
World Potato Congress adds three new directors to board

The World Potato Congress has announced the addition of three new members to its board of directors.

They include:

Nigel Crump

Nigel Crump. Crump, of Australia, is a former World Potato Congress (WPC) international advisor. He has a diverse background that includes science, businesses processes, service and governmental policy-making. He’s a proponent of strong trade using science-based rationale, particularly in relation to potato pests and disease issues. Crump is the general manager of the nonprofit Victorian Certified Seed Potato Authority. He is also actively involved in the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe Specialized Section on Seed Potatoes, representing Australia.

Elven Huang

Elven Huang. Huang graduated from the Department of Economic and Trade Foreign languages Quanzhou Agricultural University of Fujian, China. She founded Hong Kong Gsun Metal International Trading Co., Ltd mainly engaged in the import and export of precious metals. In 2009, she came to Zhaotong City, Yunnan Province to investigate the humic acid project, and founded Yunnan Greentech Co., Ltd. In 2015, she established Yunnan Tumama Biotechnology Co. and led the company team to develop the company into a well-known enterprise in Yunnan Province. She adhered to the management concept of “Enrich the soil, environment friendly, and poverty alleviation,” and devoted herself to the protection of soil ecology and sustainable agricultural development. She has received recognition for her innovation and leading science and technology enterprises. Huang’s organization is a member of the China Environmental Protection Industry Association.

Bret Nedrow

Bret Nedrow. The Ashton, Idaho native grew up on a seed potato farm and later earned agriculture business bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Idaho. He’s been involved in the potato processing industry for 22 years, starting with Nestle Food Service in Washington, later assisting with the startup of Ag World Support Systems and, for the past 20 years, with Simplot. He’s currently the director of raw procurement and oversees North American potato operations, raw development and sustainability. He’s also a member of the Potato Association of America.

WPC board president Romain Cools thanked outgoing directors David Thompson, Ghislain Pelletier and Ron Gall for their service.

The terms of the new board members will begin July 1.

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