Charles V. Michell, Jr. has been named President and COO for North Little Rock, Ark. based AgRobotics, LLC. The company manufactures the AutoProbe, a GPS-directed automatic soil sampling machine.
Michell was formerly head of US Sales and Support Services lead at Monsanto Company in St. Louis and was responsible for commercial operations with respect to supply and demand forecast planning, strategic account operations, customer service and inside sales. Prior to joining Monsanto, Michell was VP of U.S. Operations and Supply Chain Management for Delta and Pine Land Company (D&PL).
“We are very pleased to have someone as experienced and capable as Charles Michell join our management team at AgRobotics during this time of great opportunity and explosive growth potential in automated soil sampling,” said Jeffrey Burton, company CEO.
“AgRobotics is the right company at the right time for the current agricultural economic and production climate,” Michell said. “I am excited to join this company with its innovative technology that yields both substantial economic benefits and environmental stewardship rewards to the grower, providing exacting information in a timely manner for soil fertility purposes.”
Michell’s twenty-five year career spans information technology, supply chain management, strategic planning, process automation and engineering across multiple industries including healthcare, utilities, custom steel operations and agribusiness. In his role with D&PL, he was responsible for operations, supply chain management/logistics and information systems with a focus on process improvements, facilities and organizational development aligning with market strategies and forecasting. He also managed quality assurance, business analysis, customer fulfillment, sales strategic planning and project management during his twenty year tenure with D&PL.
For more information on the company and its offerings visit www.AgRobotics.com.