Pyxus combines deep agricultural expertise with a determination to challenge the status quo in the pursuit of agricultural products, services and next generation solutions.
J. Pieter Sikkel
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Sikkel has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since March 2013, having previously served as President from December 2010 through February 2013, as Executive Vice President – Business Strategy and Relationship Management from May 2007 to December 2010, and as Regional Director of Asia from May 2005 through April 2007. Mr. Sikkel has been a member of the Board of Directors since November 2011, and served as Chairman of the Board from August 2018 to February 2020.
Mr. Sikkel joined the Company in 1983 and held various positions in South Korea, Philippines and Thailand before becoming Country Manager of China, serving from 1991 until 1999 when he was appointed Regional Director of Asia.
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Landsberg has served as Pyxus’ Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer since November 11, 2021. She is responsible for all aspects of the Company's financial strategy and operations, including financial planning and analysis, investor relations, treasury, financial reporting, tax and accounting.
Ms. Landsberg has an extensive background in global agricultural finance, strategic planning and data-driven analytics. Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Landsberg served as the Chief Financial Officer of High Ridge Brands from July 2020 to June 2021, and previously served as Chief Financial Officer of Westminster Foods from December 2018 to July 2020, Chief Financial Officer of EOS Products from February 2017 to November 2018, and Global Chief Financial Officer of Bunge Limited’s Food & Ingredients division from June 1999 to June 2016.
Tracy G. Purvis
Executive Vice President, Business Services
Ms. Purvis has served as Pyxus’ Executive Vice President, Business Services since February 2019 and oversees the Company’s Information Services, Corporate Communications, Sustainability and External Affairs divisions, as well as the Global Specialty Products division.
Ms. Purvis previously served as Senior Vice President, Business Services from September 2018 to February 2019, and prior thereto as the Company’s Vice President, Global Information Services (January 2011 to September 2018); Vice President, Chief Application Architect (April 2009 to December 2010); and Vice President, Chief Technology Officer (May 2005 to March 2009). In her prior roles, Ms. Purvis was responsible for leading the Company’s global information services and technology strategies, and played a key role in the technical development and evolution of the Company’s SENTRI® track-and-trace platform.
Ms. Purvis joined the Company in December 1990 and has a blended background in business and information services spanning more than 30 years.
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Goncalves began serving as Pyxus’ Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer in January 2023. She is responsible for developing and implementing global HR strategy and supporting all aspects of the Company’s strategic priorities.
Ms. Goncalves has an extensive background in global human resources, talent management and organizational transformation. Prior to joining the Company, she served as Global HR Head at Red Hat, an IBM subsidiary headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has also held various positions with multinational companies, including Ernst & Young from 2000 to 2004, Hamburg Süd from 2004 to 2007 and BASF from 2007 to 2021.
William L. O’Quinn, Jr.
Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary
Mr. O’Quinn has served as Senior Vice President - Chief Legal Officer and Secretary since April 1, 2011, having previously served as Senior Vice President – Assistant General Counsel and Secretary from January 1, 2011 through March 2011, and as Assistant General Counsel and Assistant Secretary from August 2005 through December 2010. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. O’Quinn was engaged in the private practice of law, including eight years as a partner with a law firm in Wilson, North Carolina.
President, Alliance One International
Mr. Strohschoen has served as President of Alliance One since September 12, 2018. Prior to joining the Company's executive team, Mr. Strohschoen served as Regional Director for the Company’s South American region from 2010 – 2018, and Regional Financial Director for South America from 2008-2010. Mr. Strohschoen brings extensive operational and sales experience to the role as the company’s tobacco division continues to optimize its global footprint and capitalizes on opportunities to meet the evolving needs of tobacco product manufacturers.