Indiana agbioscience group AgriNovus names new CEO • Northwest Indiana Business Magazine
Mitch Frazier

Indiana agbioscience group AgriNovus names new CEO

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Mitch Frazier
Mitch Frazier

Mitch Frazier is the new CEO of AgriNovus Indiana, the organization which oversees the advancement of the agbioscience sector in the state.

Frazier most recently served as CEO of regional John Deere retailer Reynolds Farm Equipment in Atlanta, about an hour north of Indianapolis. He starts his new role June 29.

Frazier looks forward to his new role.

“Indiana is an epicenter for innovation in agriculture and technology,” Frazier said. “The board of directors and team at AgriNovus represent the best of Indiana, and I am confident that together we will build upon the organization’s success and advance this critical sector of our economy.”

Frazer previously led media relations at the Indiana Economic Development Corp. under former Gov. Mitch Daniels. He succeeds Beth Bechdol, who was appointed in December 2019 as deputy director general of the Food and Agriculture Organization for the United Nations in Rome, Italy.

Aaron Schacht, executive vice president of Innovation, Regulatory & Business Development at Elanco, who served as interim president and CEO during the search for Bechdol’s replacement, will continue to serve as chair of the AgriNovus board of directors.

“Mitch brings to AgriNovus Indiana vision, enthusiasm and expertise to build upon the team’s success to date and will help amplify the organization’s mission of growing the agbiosciences sector and its impact in Indiana and beyond,” said Schacht. “The board of directors is thrilled to welcome Mitch and is committed to helping him and the team make Indiana the home to unparalleled agbiosciences innovation and talent.”

Frazier has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing and a Master of Business Administration from Upper Iowa University. He also serves on the Central Indiana Regional Development Authority, the City of Westfield Redevelopment Authority, and on the Westfield Washington Schools Superintendent’s Council.

AgriNovus Indiana is the state’s initiative focused on advancing the agbiosciences sector.


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