Vive Crop Protection is pleased to announce the addition of Aristobulo (Tobo) Loaiza as Head of Licensing & Partnerships.

Loaiza will be responsible for developing key partnerships with other agrochemical and biological manufacturers. This will increase the availability of Vive Crop Protection’s Allosperse technology in the US and global marketplaces. He will also be responsible for in-licensing new chemical and biological active ingredients that Vive will add to its existing branded product portfolio.

Most recently, Tobo was the VP of Global Business Development for Pebble Labs’ Aquaculture and Agriculture divisions. Prior to that, Dr. Loaiza spent over 11 years at BASF where he held leadership roles in business and strategy development for BASF Venture Capital Americas and BASF Corporation where he focused on Agriculture, Aquaculture, (Bio)Chemical value chains. He holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University and an M.Sc. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from UCLA.

Vive CEO Darren Anderson says, “We are excited to welcome Tobo to the team. He brings a unique track record of business development experience and the ability to both understand and market the science behind Vive’s technology and product portfolio.”

Loaiza explains that he is joining Vive because “there is an opportunity to enable growth in the agriculture-solutions sector by enhancing efficacy of active ingredients. Increased efficacy translates into better quality, higher yields, and less waste for agricultural producers. I am excited to join the Vive Crop family and together unlock the potential of precision agriculture for the benefit of the global agriculture community.”

Vive products contain the Allosperse Delivery System. The technology allows chemicals that were previously incompatible to be mixed with liquid fertilizer and applied at the right time for maximum benefit to the crop. It also saves farmers time and money by reducing a pass over the field.