Kate Glasser, executive vice president of global operations, Ag Growth International. Image courtesy of Ag Growth International
Ag Growth International announced the appointment of Kate Glasser to the position of executive vice president, global operations. In this new role, Glasser will lead and manage AGI’s global business functions including product management, sales execution, manufacturing, supply chain, and engineering. Glasser will work out of the AGI Naperville, IL office.
“We are excited to have Kate join AGI in this new position. She comes to us with a wealth of leadership experience and a proven record successfully leading diverse teams through change and business expansion for large multinationals as well as entrepreneurial decentralized mid-sized organizations. This new role adds key leadership talent in areas that will directly support our operational excellence, margin expansion, and organic sales growth objectives,” says Paul Householder, president & CEO of AGI.
Glasser joins AGI from Henkel AG & Co., where she held the role of corporate vice president, Adhesive Electronic Industrials leading a global team responsible for delivering P&L results. Prior to that Glasser worked for IDEX Corporation as the President of their Rescue Business. This included management of business units in the U.S., Germany, India, and China.
Glasser started her career in the airline industry and post MBA joined Dow developing in roles such as Marketing, M&A, and business director before ascending to her final role as global business director of coating materials.
“This new role further supports AGI’s ongoing growth and success around the world with continued emphasis on operational excellence, execution and innovation as critical elements to our success,” adds Householder.
Glasser holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a Bachelor's in Mathematics from the University of Rochester.