FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 9, 2022
Today the Minor Use Foundation, Inc. announced that Dr. Ken Samoil plans to step down from his role as study director effective September 30, 2022.
“Ken will be missed for his broad knowledge and experience as a study director,” stated Anna Gore, Director of Operations. “During his time with the Minor Use Foundation, Ken guided the establishment of new international projects to establish Codex MRLs, managed ongoing projects, prepared dossiers for submission to JMPR, and established standard operating procedures for the Foundation.”
“We are extremely thankful for Ken’s contributions to the Foundation,” said Foundation Chairman, Dr. Dirk Drost. “As our first study director, we relied on Ken’s expertise and have valued his leadership and insights in shaping and building our residue trial program. We wish Ken all the best in his retirement and future endeavors.”
The Foundation is actively recruiting a successor for Ken. A link to the role profile and application information can be found here. The Foundation will be making an announcement regarding the position in the near future.
About the Minor Use Foundation, Inc.
The Minor Use Foundation, a non-profit private foundation, was founded in 2018 to promote minor uses and specialty crop pest management solutions for growers globally. The Foundation hosts the Global Minor Use Priority setting meetings, funds research to identify and develop pest control solutions and provides training and capacity building globally. Together with its partners and cooperators the Foundation identifies and implements work to expand uses, harmonize MRLs, and support grower needs. For more information, visit www.minorusefoundation.org.