ALMACO, the leader in providing innovative solutions to the seed research industry, is pleased to announce the promotion of Mark Smith from the position of director of manufacturing to vice president of manufacturing. Smith leads the manufacturing team at ALMACO, ensuring that our custom harvesters, planters and other research equipment products are built with safety, quality and efficiency at the forefront. Recently he has taken on leadership of the Quality department and has taken on a bigger role in the growth of ALMACO’s quality processes.


John Sturtevant, Senior vice president of operations shared, “Mark has proven to be a transformational leader at ALMACO. His ability to develop a compelling vision and turn it into reality has significantly elevated the performance in our manufacturing areas and has had a very positive impact on all areas of our business. We all feel very blessed to have Mark’s leadership at ALMACO.”


Smith has been a catalyst in the creation and development of a strong culture of safety at ALMACO and has been invited to speak about ALMACO’s success at numerous conferences throughout the country. ALMACO reached a safety milestone in 2018 as the company reached 1,000,000 hours of work with no injuries requiring time off from work.


“One of Mark’s greatest strengths is his ability to execute. Put a plan in front of him and get out of the way,” said Christian Clem, chief solutions officer. We are excited to celebrate Mark Smith’s achievement with recognition and gratitude for his hard work and the energy that he puts into making ALMACO a great place to work.