AgriFORCE Growing Systems announces Richard Levychin to its Board of Directors

July 14, 2021
By Canadian Manufacturing
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Mr. Levychin will serve on the board’s Executive Compensation, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees

VANCOUVER — AgriFORCE Growing Systems Ltd., an agriculture-focused technology company that delivers solutions for high value crops through proprietary facility design and automation, announces that it has appointed Richard Levychin, an accounting and business advisory executive, to the Company’s board of directors. Mr. Levychin will serve on the board’s Executive Compensation, Audit and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees.

Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA, is a Partner in Galleros Robinson’s Commercial Audit and Assurance practice where he focuses on both privately and publicly held companies. Prior to taking this position in October 2018, Richard was the managing partner of KBL, LLP, a PCAOB certified independent registered accounting firm, since 1994. Mr. Levychin has experience working with both privately owned and public entities in various industries including media, entertainment, real estate, manufacturing, not-for-profit, technology, retail, technology, and professional services. His experience also includes expertise with SEC filings, initial public offerings, and compliance with regulatory bodies.

Mr. Levychin has written articles on a wide range of topics, which have been featured in several periodicals including Dollars and Sense, New York Enterprise Report, Black Enterprise Magazine, Forbes, Business Insider, and The Network Journal.

Said Mr. Levychin: “I am excited to join AgriFORCE at this key inflection point in the Company’s development, and look forward to providing my expertise in accounting, financial oversight, taxation and business strategy to help accelerate the company’s growth plans.”

“We look forward to Richard’s contributions to the board as we prepare for our next phase of growth,” said Ingo Mueller, CEO of AgriFORCE. “His impressive accounting and business, tax and advisory experience will be important as we prepare to launch our first facilities in the United States. His experience will be an exceptional asset as we seek out, evaluate and potentially acquire innovative and accretive companies to further accelerate our growth. In addition, we look forward to his contributions on various board committees, including our audit committee, supporting our commitment to the highest standards of financial reporting, corporate governance and tax compliance and mitigation.”