Calyx Bio-is pleased to announce that Graeme Watson has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors
VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA, Feb 11, 2015 (Marketwired via COMTEX) — Calyx Bio-Ventures Inc. (CYX) (“Calyx” and “the Company”) is pleased to announce that Graeme Watson has been appointed to the Company’s Board of Directors. Mr. Watson is a proven business leader with a track record of delivering growth in a profitable manner.
Graeme Watson was most recently the President and CEO of Infosat Communications (“Infosat”), Canada’s leader in satellite communications solutions. Under his leadership, Infosat’s technical capabilities were significantly enhanced, and the company continued achieving impressive growth. Mr. Watson’s strategic vision, including through the recent financial crisis, helped ensure that Infosat’s position as industry leader was further strengthened and will be sustained into the future. During his tenure, he was instrumental in establishing key commercial relationships with industry giants such as AT&T and Cisco, and in pioneering the implementation of new technologies that are relied upon in mission-critical environments by some of Canada’s most significant enterprises.
“I am very pleased to be joining the board of directors of Calyx,” commented Mr. Watson. “The recent acquisition of Cannigistics is an exciting step for the Company in charting its path forward, and I look forward to supporting management in achieving its goals.”
“Graeme Watson is an excellent addition to the Calyx board of directors,” said Don Konantz, CEO of Calyx. “His experience in building and running a significant enterprise will prove valuable as the Company grows. He brings to the table relevant insight that complements the skills and experience of the current directors and management team.”
Calyx’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Cannigistics Agri-Solutions Corp, is a software development company that has created a software platform tailored to advanced indoor agriculture. The Cannigistics software platform is designed to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of indoor agricultural operations, and positions Cannigistics to be the industry leader in agri-software solutions by providing businesses with advanced controls over all aspects of their operations. Additionally, Calyx owns a portfolio of proprietary intellectual property with applications in crop enhancement. Calyx also has a significant shareholding in Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a company which is commercializing carinata, a non-food energy feedstock crop, for biofuel production.
For further information about Calyx, please visit www.calyxbio.com.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Don Konantz, Director, President and Chief Executive Officer