Cainthus, a Dublin-based computer-vision company exploiting facial recognition technology to optimize livestock production, said it has appointed Steve Kickert as its new chief operations officer (COO).
It said that Kickert, who was director of technology for Cargill’s animal nutrition business prior to this announcement, began working closely with Cainthus in 2018 when Cargill announced its equity investment in the tech company.
The company said Kickert has more than 30 years of experience, building and leading teams with expertise in emerging technologies. “We have worked with Steve since our partnership with Cargill began,” said David Hunt, co-founder and chief strategy officer, Cainthus. “His consistently strong contributions and decision-making made it a natural transition for him to join us as COO once the company grew.”