Mr. Ouzts currently serves as US Rice Manager for Crop Production Services, and is located in Memphis TN. He has extensive experience in the development, marketing and sales of agricultural chemicals, novel traits, and seed products with an excellent record in the evaluation of business potential and implementation of product development schemes. In his current capacity Mr. Ouzts manages all aspects of the company’s domestic rice seed business, with a focus on the development and commercialization of hybrid rice products recently acquired by CPS from Bayer Crop Science.
Prior to CPS, Mr. Ouzts was General Manager at Horizon Ag, LLC for 12 years where he directed the launch of Clearfield™ rice seed products in conjunction with BASF and Louisiana State University. He has a lifetime of experience in agriculture, with over thirty years working in multinational companies such as American Cyanamid, Mobay Corporation (Bayer Crop Science), Abbott Laboratories and Aventis CropScience, before joining CPS in his current role. Mr. Ouzts is a Northwest Mississippi native and attended Delta State University.