John Enright

Enright Promoted to President of Betaseed


April 29, 2013: Shakopee, Minnesota:

The Board of Directors of Betaseed is proud to announce the appointment of John Enright to the position of President effective July 1, 2013.  Mr. Enright joined Betaseed in November of 1995 and has held a number of roles in accounting and administration during his career.  Currently serving as the Chief Financial Officer for the company, he has been a member of the Betaseed senior leadership team for over six years, contributing to the development and implementation of the Company’s strategic plan.  Mr. Enright holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire.

Noting Betaseed’s established record of success since its founding in 1970, Mr. Enright is looking forward to Betaseed providing exceptional products and services to the market based on the professional work and dedication of its employees.  “I am confident that Betaseed has both the leadership and staff to build on its existing strengths to meet the needs of our customers” said Enright.  “I look forward to the continued development of the organization to ensure future growth”.

Mr. Enright replaces Kurt Wickstrom who has accepted a new position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Minn-Dak Farmers Cooperative.  John and Kurt will work together until Mr. Wickstrom’s departure from Betaseed on June 30.  “Kurt’s leadership has been crucial for the company to succeed during his five year tenure at Betaseed” noted Enright.  “We wish Kurt the very best in the future.”

Betaseed, Inc., headquartered in Shakopee, Minnesota is the market leader in sugarbeet seed.  Known for strong variety performance, Betaseed has had a longstanding commitment to the beet sugar industry focusing its research on developing new varieties to improve the efficiency and profitability of sugar production.


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