Ron Meeusen Director

Ron Meeusen, PhD is a Managing Director of Cultivian Sandbox and co-founder and Managing Partner of Cultivian Ventures. Ron has over 35 years of experience bringing new technologies and products to market. He led biotechnology R&D for major corporations in agricultural chemicals, field crop and vegetable genetics and breeding, animal health, novel foods and industrial materials. Ron led the worldÔÇÖs first field trial of a genetically engineered crop trait in 1986, development and launch of one of the first insect and herbicide resistant corn hybrids in 1996, introduction of a trans-fat free canola oil, and development of dozens of new varieties of field and vegetable crops on three continents. Ron has been a frequent speaker at conferences, a consultant to Federal policy on biotechnology regulation, and active in industry trade groups.

Ron holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in plant cell biology, and a bachelorÔÇÖs degree from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in plant physiology.