SESVanderhave USA announced this summer the hiring of three key managers for its expanding research and development efforts in the U.S. sugarbeet seed industry.
David Boehm is now SESVanderhave’s research and development manager-U.S., responsible for the planning, implementing and monitoring of all R&D and breeding activities within the United States. He’ll also collaborate with universities, USDA researchers, and the U.S. sugar industry. Boehm is based in Fargo, N.D.
Boehm is a graduate of North Dakota State University with degrees in plant science and communications, and a master’s degree in plant science in
wheat breeding. He previously was key account manager with Syngenta
and regional business manager with AgriPro Wheat. Boehm also has held communications and agronomy posi- tions with the North Dakota Grain Growers Association and ConAgra. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Minnesota Crop Improvement Association.
Andrew Aipperspach was hired by SESVanderhave as quality assurance lead-U.S. Aipperspach manages and oversees all areas of sugarbeet seed quality, testing, compliance and trait verification. He collaborates with the seed production industry as well as national and international breeders to maintain and improve seed quality and performance.
Aipperspach is a horticulture graduate of North Dakota State University, where he also earned a master’s degree in plant science, specifically horticulture production. He previously was a research assistant with the NDSU potato breeding project as well as a
landscape designer and sales associate with Signature Landscapes in Fargo. Aipperspach has also spent time in Uganda East Africa teaching middle school agriculture and biology, as well as horticulture production to local Ugandan farmers.
Joe Bristol is now SESVanderhave’s seed production manager-U.S. Bristol coordinates all sugarbeet seed production, including commercial seed, basic seed increases and topcross nurseries. He also oversees steckling transplants and works with growers to maximize seed production