MyLand Adds Mike LaMont as Senior Director, Algae Operations & Innovation

June 5, 2024 — Phoenix, Arizona — MyLand, a soil health company, announced that Mike LaMont has joined the company as Senior Director, Algae Operations & Innovation. With nearly three decades of excellence in biotechnology and algae innovation, LaMont will play a pivotal role in enhancing MyLand’s operations.

In his role, LaMont will contribute to advancements in algae science that will drive further benefits of the MyLand service to growers. He will oversee algae and lab operations, leading a diverse team of scientists and engineering staff on the Operations team.

“Mike’s impact at MyLand will be transformative,” said Dane Hague, MyLand Co-Founder and CEO. “His deep expertise in algae production will contribute valuable insight and guidance to our leadership team, enhancing our algae operations and innovation pursuits. We’re fortunate to have him at MyLand to help further our mission.”

LaMont will also spearhead MyLand’s research and development initiatives to improve algae strains, cultivation techniques, and processing methods while ensuring compliance with environmental regulations and sustainable practices.

“MyLand is making an incredible difference for growers and the planet with its focus on live, native microalgae,” said LaMont. “I am excited to be part of the company’s growth and look forward to leading our team toward success.”

LaMont is the chairman of the Algae Biomass Organization, a non-profit organization with the mission to promote and accelerate the power of algae to create a step-change in the health and well-being of humanity and the environment. He has served in leadership positions in the agriculture space, including as Chief Technical Officer for Heliae Development and Pilot Plant Manager for Velocys, Inc.

LaMont holds a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Washington State University and a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. LaMont has over 25 patents and has contributed to multiple scientific publications.

About MyLand
MyLand is a soil health company. MyLand’s innovative and patented technology and unique Soil as a Service™ approach allows farmers to easily and rapidly implement regenerative agriculture practices and improve their soil health by harnessing the land’s own native ecosystem, because No Two Farms Are Alike™. MyLand partners with farmers to infuse life into their soil, helping to return farms to their most fertile state, achieving greater productivity and enhanced profitability. By improving soil health, MyLand is helping to tackle two of the world’s biggest challenges: food security and climate disruption. For additional information on how MyLand is transforming soil health globally, visit MyLand.ag.

CONTACT:
Shelley Baugh, MyLand
Vice President, Marketing & Culture
s.baugh@myland.ag

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