Page Siplon has been appointed by the Georgia Department of Economic Development as the director of the Georgia Centers of Innovation.
Bo Warren, who is currently with the Georgia Department of Agriculture, will become the director of the Georgia Center of Innovation for Agribusiness.
Siplon will maintain his current role as the director of the Center of Innovation for Logistics in Savannah. Warren serves as the Agriculture Department's director of international trade and business development.
"Georgia's Centers of Innovation program is a national model and an excellent resource to help our Georgia companies create new jobs and investment. Page has a proven track record of success with the Logistics Center of Innovation, and his past experiences, leadership and enthusiasm will elevate the program to the next level," Department Commissioner Chris Cummiskey said in a statement.
Warren sees his new position as enhancing the partnership between the Agriculture Department and the agribusiness center.
"The Center of Innovation for Agribusiness has been a critical resource in helping commercialize new products, start new businesses, and create new technology in the world of agribusiness in Georgia. As a largely regulatory agency, the Department of Agriculture has often been the first call many entrepreneurs make when starting a new agriculture or food related business. With this partnership we will be able to efficiently assist new and existing companies in navigating the regulatory framework while also exposing them to the many great economic development resources our state offers," he said in a statement. "This is all great news for Georgia companies." - Jon Ross