Valent Bolsters Seed Protection Business Unit with New Hires
August 1, 2011
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced three new hires under the seed protection business unit of the company’s agricultural sales organization. Marty Robinson, Jay Stroh and Jeff Weber will serve as seed protection market managers in their respective territories.
Frank Gonzales, strategic business manager, said, “Seed protection has become critically important for growers looking to protect their investment and maximize their yield. Therefore, the Valent Seed Protection group continues to invest in the technology and the people needed to help our customers meet their seed protection needs. Marty, Jay and Jeff have the experience and backgrounds to continue the growth of this business unit, as well as building strong relationships within the industry. We are looking forward to seeing where they will help lead our seed protection business.”
Prior to accepting the market manager position with Valent, Robinson managed the seed treatment business at Advanced Biological Marketing (ABM) for eight years, most recently as president of the agriculture division. He was responsible for all aspects of the business, including direct management of national distributors and large seed company accounts. Robinson also worked for Becker Underwood for seven years as a regional sales manager. He received a Bachelor of Science from Iowa State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.
Robinson will work out of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and his
responsibilities will include brand management of corn seed
protectants, seed protection account management for key Western corn
belt seed companies and work with INOVATE™ Seed Protectant sales.