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Gregory J. Duerksen

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Since assuming the presidency of Kincannon & Reed in 2007, Greg Duerksen has led the company to record growth and expanded both the number and geographic diversity of Kincannon & Reed’s principals while also maintaining an active involvement in individual search engagements. Prior to joining Kincannon & Reed, Greg led the successful turnarounds of a Pepsi-Cola bottling company in Mexico and of Latin America’s largest fertilizer producer and exporter, in both cases as the corporate CEO. Prior to these posts, he was Vice President, Marketing & Development of Terra Industries, a Fortune 500 NYSE publicly traded company. There he had broad strategic planning and acquisition responsibilities, led several of the organization’s key product lines, and directed product development and technical support. As Chairman of the Food Safety Committee of the Chemical Producers & Distributors Association, he twice testified before Congress on food safety issues. Earlier in his career, he was a consultant for McKinsey & Company, and was named an Associates Fellow for Harvard Business School’s acclaimed Agribusiness program. Greg is fluent in Spanish, received a BA from Augustana College, and holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.