Dr. Doane Chilcoat is director of Applied Technology Systems (ATS) at Pioneer Hi-Bred, a DuPont business. ATS functions include transformation, controlled environments, and analytic and genomic technologies. ATS maintains facilities in Hayward, CA, Johnston, IA, Wilmington, DE, Hyderabad, India, and Eschbach, Germany. ATS develops and operates cutting edge technologies in support of Pioneer's R&D portfolio.
Prior to joining Pioneer, Doane was a senior consultant at McKinsey & Company where his practice focused on serving life-science companies in the areas of R&D, commercial operations and corporate strategy. He has also worked in the biopharmaceutical industry, including serving as CEO of Cobax Biopharma and before that, working for Replidyne. In these roles he developed commercial strategies for R&D programs, led business development efforts, and was responsible for sales force operations.
Dr. Chilcoat earned a BA degree in biology at Grinnell College and a PhD in molecular genetics and cell biology at The University of Chicago. Growing up he worked on his family's wheat and cattle farm in Nebraska. Doane joined Pioneer in his current position in 2011. He is a member of the Agricultural Biotechnology Leadership Team at Pioneer.