Novariant Hires Rick Wesch

Melissa SandfortCompany Announcement

Novariant, a leading provider of precision steering products for the agricultural market, has hired Rick Wesch to fill the newly created position of Vice President, Emerging Markets and lead the company’s global growth initiatives. Wesch will report to Chris Ragot, Novariant’s Chief Executive Officer, and will initially focus on China and the Asian markets.

“Rick brings international agricultural strategy and business development experience that will accelerate our growth in these rapidly expanding regions of the world,” said Mr. Ragot. “He and our emerging markets team will seek and develop new opportunities for distributing our industry-leading precision steering products, ParaDyme and OnTrac2 branded under AutoFarm as well as partner brands, into growing agricultural markets.”

Wesch has 20 years of experience in Agribusiness sales and marketing and has spent the last seven years in a variety of roles with John Deere and Company. He has a MS degree in Agronomy from Texas A&M and a MBA in Strategic Management and Marketing from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.