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Agrimarketing : November December 2007
10 AgriMarketing November/December 2007 Dean Oestreich, DuPont VP and Pres of Pioneer Hi-Bred, is named Chmn of Pioneer and Paul Schickler is named DuPont VP and the new Pres of Pioneer. Oestreich, will focus on strength- ening the longer-term strategy for the Pioneer business. Schickler will have responsibility for all of Pioneer's business operations. Oestreich has served as Pioneer president since 2004. He joined Pioneer in 1974 as a corn breeder and has held leadership positions in the businesses information manage- ment, sales and marketing, and sup- ply management organizations. Schickler, joined Pioneer in 1974 in corporate accounting. He held a number of administrative leadership roles before being named a Pioneer VP in 1995. He assumed responsibility for Pioneer Latin America operations in 1999 and all Pioneer business opera- tions outside of North America in 2003. Schickler assumed responsibil- ity for business development across the DuPont Agriculture & Nutrition platform, in addition to his business operations responsibilities in 2006. Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc., Phoenix, AZ, acquires the assets of Ag Formulators/Best Sulfur Products (BSP), Fresno, CA. Best Sulfur Products began busi- ness in 1992 focusing on the contract formulation business and later as a manufacturer of sulfur-containing products. Ingersoll Products Company, Boul- der, CO, changes its name to Inger- soll Tillage Group. The company mfgrs agricultural disk blades and other tillage tools. Gary W. Butcher is named Group Pres/CEO and George L. Russell is named VP, Strategy and Bus Dev. Illinois Foundation Seeds, Inc. (IFSI), Tolono, IL, a developer, producer and licensor of Dent and Sweet Corn prod- ucts completes the merger of its wholly owned subsidiary Seed Genetics, Inc. (SGI) into the parent company and completes the transition of the management team. Dale Cochran retires as CEO and completes over 42 years of service with IFSI. He is replaced by John Hiser who has been with the com- pany since 1978 and served most recently as its Pres. He will be responsible for the combined success of the newly formed Field Crop and Sweet Corn Divisions. Leading the Field Crop Div. is Pres, Tim Johnson who most recently was Pres of SGI and VP of IFSI. Pat Mosely is appointed Pres of the Sweet Corn Div. Mosely was the Dir of Sweet Corn Ops. George Terry is named CFO. He most recently served as the Dir of Bus Ops. The Boeing Institute of International Business at St. Louis University pre- sents Thad Simons, Pres/CEO of Novus International with its Inter- national Visionary Award. The award is given to individuals who have demonstrated innovation and leadership in their profession and has distin- guished them- selves through a commitment to sustainable inter- national business development. CDMS, Inc. announces Dr. Charles T. Schiller, Ph.D., is appointed VP, Data Services. He previously has been with Bayer, Monsanto, and Arysta LifeScience. CDMS, Inc. provides data, infor- mation, and decision support tech- nologies to the agro-business and food industries. Underwriters Laboratories (UL), www.ul.com, announces the availabil- ity of safety requirements for E85 fuel dispensing equipment. The UL certification requirements are a major victory for the ethanol industry and efforts to expand avail- ability of E85 and increase demand for this renewable fuel, reports the Ethanol Promotion and Information Council (EPIC). "UL's announcement removes a major barrier to many companies that have been waiting to offer E85 at their fueling stations," says EPIC's Robert White. "Pump equipment manufactur- ers are standing by at the ready and will submit their dispenser for approval very soon," White says. Carrie Majeski is appointed Pres/CEO of Art's-Way Mfrg. Majeski joined the company in 2004 and has been serving as its CFO. E.W. "Swede" Muehlhausen, acting Pres, will be staying on in an advisory capacity and will continue to work on special projects. John Deere announces that it is now providing its dealers with the capa- bility to upload their used equip- ment inventories directly from a dealer 's John Deere inventory sys- tem to eBay. This new capability will allow John Deere dealers to list their used equipment on eBay from the same system that they also list their used equipment inventories on Deere's, www.Machinefinder.com, used equip- ment Web site, in Google Product Search, and partner Web sites. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) establishes the first- ever Farm, Ranch and Rural Commu- nities Federal Advisory Committee. The committee will meet approximately twice yearly and is intended to consist of approxi- mately 25 members representing: (1) large and small farmers, ranchers and rural communities; (2) rural suppliers, marketers and processors; (3) academics and researchers who study environmental issues impact- ing agriculture; (4) tribal agricul- tural groups; and (5) environmental and conservation groups. Simons Majeski Oestreich Schickler
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