Chief Operating Officer
Robert A. Boyce, Jr. currently serves as the COO of Diamondback Industries. Mr. Boyce brings over 30 years of business operating experience in public companies and in the private sector.
Prior to Diamondback, Mr. Boyce worked as Ocean Grown Inc. Executive Vice President primarily to create and execute a new business strategy. From 2010 to 2018, Mr. Boyce served as Chief Operating Officer of Halo Companies, Inc. Before that, for over 18 years, Mr. Boyce held various executive positions for United Agri Products (UAP) which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of ConAgra Foods. Mr. Boyce was one of the key executives that acquired UAP from ConAgra Foods, ran it privately for two years, and then took it public. UAP is a manufacturer and distributor of agricultural products. While with UAP, he held the position of President of Verdicon, the non-crop distribution business with revenues of $400 million; Executive Vice President of UAP responsible for $1.4 billion in revenue; and President and General Manager for two independent operating companies, with revenues over $200 million. Before joining UAP, Mr. Boyce worked 2 years with Helena Chemical Company (distributor) and 5 years with ICI Americas (manufacturer).
Throughout his career, he has served on national and regional industry-related boards. Mr. Boyce owns and operates commercial agricultural properties in Mississippi and commercial real estate properties in Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate from the University of Mississippi, B.B.A., 1984.