GLOBAL agricultural firm H.J. Baker & Bro. Inc. announced that it has established an Innovation Lab to identify market opportunities across all business areas: feed, fertilizer and sulfur.
The lab will be based at H.J. Baker's headquarters in Westport, Conn.
"The agriculture industry is constantly evolving. In order to maintain our leadership within the industry, we must ensure that we are constantly looking for what will make our industry more efficient and effective to better serve the global community," Christopher V.B. Smith, president and chief executive officer of H.J. Baker, said.
"We expect the Innovation Lab to create new ideas and sales channels across all business areas," Smith added.
Louis Angerame was named director of the Innovation Lab. Angerame has been at H.J. Baker for seven years, most recently as manager of information technology.
"I am very excited to be leading this new initiative. For over 160 years, H.J. Baker has been at the forefront in the agricultural industry. Entrepreneurial thinking is the cornerstone of innovation, and we're committed to making this part of our future success," Angerame said.
H.J. Baker has more than 20 locations throughout the U.S. and internationally, with processing plants, offices and warehouses strategically located to create an efficient pipeline for the commodities and products it sources, manufactures and markets.