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Agrimarketing : January February 2014
MARKETING NEWS W. Anthony Will is named Pres/ CEO of CF Industries Holdings, Inc. He had been Senior VP, Manufacturing and Distribution. Will succeeds Stephen R. Wilson who has retired but will remain a Dir of the company. Also at CF Industries: Philipp P. Koch is named Sr VP, Will Manufacturing. Bert A. Frost, Senior VP, Sls and Market Development, assumes additional responsibility for production planning and distribution facilities. Christopher D. Bohn becomes VP, Supply Chain. Double S Liquid Feed Services names Greg Shepard as Pres/CEO. Shepard, along with his parents Don and Evelyn Shepard, founded Double S in 1987, in Danville, IL. He had served as VP. Shepard John Deere enters into separate agreements with BASF and Dow AgroSciences to develop new precision farming and data technology tools. As part of its agreement, BASF will offer a new service for field scouting and agronomic decision support. Dow AgroSciences has signed on to leverage the MyJohnDeere platform and new cloud-based technologies. Nivin Elgobary joins CoBank as VP of Public-Private Partnerships. She had been with the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service. Gregg Fisher joins PureSense as VP of Sls & Marketing. He has been with REC Solar, SunEdison, and AEE Solar. Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) selects Chicago, IL, for its global headquarters and customer 10 Agri Marketing s January/February 2014 AGRI MARKETING’S TOP TEN STORIES IN 2013 The most-viewed stories reported at AgriMarketing.com during the past year: 1. Best Agricultural Colleges In The World Ranking Released 2. Dodge Truck’s Salute To Farmers Super Bowl Commercial Receives Top Vote 3. 100 Largest Landowners In 2013 Listed 4. New Funk Seed Company Launched 5. New Anti-Monsanto Campaign Launched 6. CNH-Fiat Announce New Company Name 7. Chipolte Takes Another Shot At Modern Ag, USFRA Issues Comments 8. Three Indiana FFAMembers Killed In Car Accident 9. Illinois Farmland Sale Sets New Record 10. Supreme Court Rules Unanimously In Favor Of Monsanto In Soybean Seed Case AM center. The company will continue to evaluate alternative sites for its new Information Technology and support center where it expects to locate about 100 new IT jobs. ADM will continue to have a significant presence in Decatur, IL, which will be designated the company’s North American headquarters. Clayton Gill joins Diamond V as PR and Strategic Comms Mgr. He had been with Feedstuffs and has been with Watt Publishing Co. Mgr within the North American Crop Marketing Team. He previously served as a Product Mgr for FMC Agricultural Solutions Brazil. Gill Watkins Gill Mo Hailong, a Chinese national who became a resident of the U.S. through a work visa, is arrested for allegedly stealing bioengineered corn from Monsanto and DuPont Pioneer by literally digging the seeds out of the ground from the fields in which they were planted. Hailong worked for a seed company in China and is charged with conspiracy to steal trade secrets. Michael Hauck joins Agricen, a Loveland Products company, as Dir of Sls. He had been with Loveland Agri Products, Melbourne, Australia, and has been with Syngenta NK Seeds, Syngenta Crop Protection, Valent USA and Terra. FMC Agricultural Solutions promotes Flavio Centola to Segment Barling Koontz Lallemand announces new Nat’l Sls Mgr, other promotions: Ross Gill becomes Nat’l Sls Mgr and Canadian Country Mgr. He has been with Sage Biosciences. Michael Watkins serves as Ruminant Products Mgr and Nat’l Accts Mgr. He has been with Novartis Animal Health. Kerry Barling, DVM, Ph.D., becomes Global Mgr of Beef Technology. He has been with Novartis Animal Health and has been a practicing veterinarian. Yvonne Koontz takes on additional responsibilities as a Nat’l
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