Director, US Supply Management
Brian Ottis is the US Director of Supply Management responsible for managing the seed supply chain for RiceTec, Inc. In this role, Brian oversees production research, foundation and hybrid seed production and manufacturing, quality management and control, and process improvement. Prior to his current role, Brian served held various positions in marketing, technical services, and industry relations. It was during this time that Brian managed the Smart Rice™ project for RiceTec, which seeks to highlight the many sustainability benefits that hybrid rice provides to the rice industry.
Brian was raised in a rice-farming family in Bay City, TX. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arkansas and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at the University of Indiana.