Agtech leader continues expanding team with experienced industry executive
MEMPHIS, Tenn., June 3, 2020 –
The Seam, a leading provider of commodities trading and food and agriculture software solutions, today announced the appointment of Bill Turner as Director of Project Management and Operations. Turner reports to Mark Pryor, Chief Executive Officer at The Seam.
"We are excited to have Bill on board our growing team, as we engage and expand our work in various agricultural sectors," said Pryor. "Bill brings an incredible amount of experience and knowledge to the company, with more than 35 years in the cotton merchandising industry. We look forward to his continued success on behalf of our customers and industry partners."
As Director of Project Management and Operations, Turner is responsible for supporting and enabling The Seam's projects, programs and structured work efforts, including customer service. He also works in collaboration with the information technology and marketing teams to ensure alignment on deliverables and strengthen business development initiatives.
Prior to joining The Seam, Turner served as Director of U.S. Operations for Noble Americas/COFCO, where he led various teams, including customer service, operations, domestic and international logistics and export/docs. Before that, he was VP of Cotton Purchasing at TNS Mills. He also held the role of purchasing trader for ECOM and established its sales office in South Carolina. Turner has been the direct business liaison and subject matter expert for several technology initiatives and projects.
"I am thrilled to be a part of this emerging, innovative team,” said Turner. "The Seam has been an integral part of the supply chain for cotton for 20 years, and I have known several of the people here for a long time. To join The Seam now, when we are expanding our reach into food and other agriculture services, is both motivating and challenging. It's a great organization to be a part of."
About The Seam
Based in Memphis, Tennessee, The Seam was founded by leading global agribusinesses and specializes in commodities trading, food and agriculture software services and agriculture sustainability technologies. In December 2000, it began operating the world's first online exchange for cotton trading. Since that time, the company has leveraged its trading and agriculture technology expertise to expand software services into other crops, including peanuts, soybeans, grains and dairy. As a proven leader in agtech, The Seam has cleared or processed more than $9 billion through its platforms. For more information, visit www.theseam.com
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