AgRobotics Names New President

June 4, 2010 09:40 AM


Charles V. Michell, Jr. has been named President and COO for North Little Rock, Ark. based AgRobotics, LLC,, according to Founder Jim Burton and interim CEO Jeffrey Burton.

The company says this is time of great opportunity and growth potential in automated soil sampling.

Michell was formerly head of US Sales and Support Services lead at Monsanto Company in St. Louis and was responsible for commercial operations with respect to supply and demand forecast planning, strategic account operations, customer service and inside sales. Prior to joining Monsanto, Michell was VP of U.S. Operations and Supply Chain Management for Delta and Pine Land Company (D&PL). Michell is a graduate from Delta State University with a B.B.A. in Information Systems.

Michell's twenty-five year career spans information technology, supply chain management, strategic planning, process automation and engineering across multiple industries including healthcare, utilities, custom steel operations and agribusiness. In his role with D&PL, he was responsible for operations, supply chain management/logistics and information systems with a focus on process improvements, facilities and organizational development aligning with market strategies and forecasting. He also managed quality assurance, business analysis, customer fulfillment, sales strategic planning and project management during his twenty year tenure with D&PL, providing him with a diverse and versatile background with which to lead AgRobotics, LLC.

AgRobotics, LLC, founded in 2006 with headquarters in North Little Rock, Arkansas, manufactures and distributes the world's first on-the-go soil sample collection technology using their patented next generation precision agriculture machine called the AutoProbe™. The AutoProbe embodies the most advanced and cost-effective soil sampling technology in the market with fully integrated GPS and telematics gathering the highest quality soil samples. AgRobotics bridges the gap between traditional farming practices and the future by applying precision automated technology to create the most cost-effective and sustainable solutions for the grower and the agricultural industry.

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