Brenton Leach
Brenton Leach

Lafayette, IN (May 1, 2024) - The Indiana Crop Improvement Association (ICIA) is excited to announce Brenton Leach has been named Genetics Lab Director, effective immediately.

Leach joined ICIA in November 2020 as Genetics Lab Technician, bringing 10 years of genetic purity and trait testing experience to the team. In July 2021, he transitioned to Genetics Lab Supervisor where he managed the day-to-day operations, while working alongside the genetics team. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University, and later specialized in laboratory automation in support of genetic purity testing at Dow AgroSciences.

His role as Genetics Lab Director will create an opportunity to drive ICIA's genetic testing forward, as Leach continues leading the genetics team in providing exceptional and quality service for ICIA member customers.

About ICIA

ICIA is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization. We are an unbiased third party source for agricultural quality assurance. For nearly 125 years, we have built a strong foundation by providing a sound scientific approach to testing. From innovative genetics to the latest in molecular technology, we have an uncompromising commitment to method validation and statistical integrity. Call today at 765-523-2535 or visit us online at for more information.