International Team

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Kevin P. Voss

President – International / Global Expansion

Kevin Voss is a Board member and co-founder of Monty’s. He is leading the global expansion team to expand Monty’s products and technologies.

Kevin’s experiences include executive management with Fortune 500 companies and being an entrepreneur. He is a seasoned professional growing business relationships and networks. He has a depth of global reach working with both private and public sectors, including the United Nations, various Governmental Agencies and Non-Government Organizations.

Kevin has a worldwide passion for food security by improving soil health and increasing crop yields. He is an accomplished and savvy leader with positive impact.

Outside of work, Kevin enjoys outdoor sports and spending time with his family, five children and five grand kids.

[email protected]

(502) 489-9888 ext. 6402

Marcel Barbier

International Chief Technical Lead

Dr Barbier is a soil-plant scientist with 20+ years of experience in the development, enhancement, and marketing of products for the conventional and organic markets.  He has a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy, a Master's Degree in Crop Protection in the International Commerce, and a Doctorate in Soil and Plant Science, with minor in Plant Health Management.  Dr. Barbier has experience working with vegetables, row crops, orchards, and tropical crops.  He has has worked for multinational companies such as Chiquita, Monsanto, Bayer, Syngenta, Stockton, and Rio Tinto (US Borax). In 2010 Dr. Barbier founded a consultancy company that is focused on helping companies develop and launch products.

Since early 2020, Dr. Barbier has been serving Monty’s Plant Food as International Chief Technical Lead, focusing on assessing products and teaching farmers about the benefits of Monty’s Activated Humic substances and how these products improve soil health and nutrients stabilization... therefore increasing crops yield and quality.

[email protected]

772.480.6831

MArcos

Marcos Gaio

Brazil Country Manager

Marcos Gaio, Agronomist, graduated from Federal University of Viçosa – MG - Brazil. He holds a post-graduated degree in Marketing and Advertising from ESPM – SP - Brazil, and an MBA in Agribusiness from FGV and International MBA from Ohio University - USA. Marcos has significant experience in Brazilian and international agribusiness. Marcos has worked for DuPont, FMC, Nufarm and Gowan in Brazil, USA, Mexico, and whole Latin America in several positions including sales, marketing and R&D. He has also served as a Board Director with four different companies across Latin America.

Recently, Marcos has been working as a technical consultant in the agricultural space, helping Monty's Plant Food grow their business across the world.

[email protected]

+55 11 97578 9609

Gabriels

Gabriel Barros

Brazil Operations Manager

Gabriel Prado de Barros is a business executive with a marketing and finance background, as well as a third-generation family farming business. He holds a Master’s Degree in International Business from Hult International Business School in SF, Boston and NYC (World’s most international business School, Top 10 Financial Times ranking), and a Postgraduate in Applied Consumer Sciences from ESPM (Brazil’s top university in marketing).

Gabriel's experience includes projects for multiple startups and corporations in a wide-range of sectors, mainly focusing on agribusiness and investments. Currently, Gabriel works as the Brazilian Operation Manager for Monty's Plant Food, helping the company establish operations in Brazil.

[email protected]

+55 65 99983-4503

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Sunny Ameh

Nigeria Country Director

Sunny is the Director, Sub Saharan Africa, for Monty’s Plant Food Company, USA and President/Director of innovation and growth of Charis Lifescience Ltd in Nigeria. He is a trained Pharmacist, Biotech and International Crop Nutrition and protection expert who holds an Advanced Management certificate with specialization in Agribusiness Management from the prestigious Lagos Business School, Lagos. Sunny has attended several world-class senior level training and development programs at the MaSE Academy of Syngenta Agro AG in Basel in Switzerland, along with other training including Kenya, Zambia, Ghana, South Africa, and Europe.

Sunny is a member of CropLife Nigeria, Nigerian Agribusiness Group (NABG), Nigerian Economic Summit Group, Agribusiness (Input and Distribution) thematic Lead (NESG), Industry expert, and visiting facilitator to the Lagos Business School (LBS) Nigeria.

[email protected]

+234 809 871 2223

Gregorio

Gregorio Ordonez 

Central America Country Area Manager

Gregorio is a strategic sales and marketing expert that holds a BS in Agronomy and an MBA.  He also farms grains in Guatemala and has experience working on different crops including vegetables, row crops, orchards, and tropical crops.  Gregorio have worked for multinational companies such as American Cyanamid, Monsanto, Makteshim-Agan, and BASF.  Since mid-2020, Gregorio has been serving Monty’s Plant Food as Central America Country Manager focusing on registering, developing, and selling Monty’s Activated Humic substances.

[email protected]

+502 5206 5276

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