Jim McNair is Proviera’s Executive Vice President of Finance. His extensive experience in the agriculture industry includes serving as financial manager and division controller for Bayer’s Animal Health and Crop Protection divisions, as well as Vice President of Strategic Planning. His 24-year career with Bayer included serving on the Kansas City Foreign Trade Sub-Zone Board, as treasurer and board member of the Gustafson Seed Treatment Investment, as treasurer of the investment for genetics research with GenOptera, as treasurer of the investment in Bayer Advanced, and as U.S. representative for investment activities in start-up technologies.
After Bayer, he served as international controller for Great Plains Manufacturing and as managing director of Great Plains-United Kingdom, managing the Western European operations while stationed in Sleaford, England. He also served as the President and CEO of the American Royal in Kansas City. Jim graduated from Kansas State University, cum laude, with a bachelor’s degree in business with an accounting emphasis.