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Byron Phillips Joins Valent Sales Team

Phillips brings 27 years of experience, knowledge to company's expanding fruit pest management portfolio

August 5, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (August 5, 2008)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation welcomes Byron Phillips as its newest sales representative. Phillips will be supporting Valent's tree fruit market in the Pacific Northwest.

Phillips brings 27 years of crop protection experience and deep connections in Pacific Northwest fruit production to his new role with Valent. He currently serves as vice-chair of the Washington State Commission on Pesticide Registration, holds leadership positions with the Western Integrated Pest Management Center and is a former member of both the Apple Horticulture and Apple Entomology committees of the Washington Tree Fruit Research Commission.

Most recently he served as an Integrated Pest Management consultant with Columbia Fruit Packers. Phillips earned two degrees from Wenatchee Valley College, including an Associate in Applied Arts degree in Agriculture. 

"Byron's deep experience in fruit pest management will provide our Pacific Northwest customers an increased level of value and service," said Alan Kennedy, Valent western region sales manager. "Byron is going to be a valuable asset to our team in an extremely important region of the country."

Phillips looks forward to being a part of Valent's forward-thinking strategies and company growth.

"I was drawn to Valent's strong focus on product development and their commitment to customer service," Phillips said. "I am eager to help grow Valent's business as we deliver important tools for growers."

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, ornamental and professional pest control markets.

For more information about Valent products, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or the full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.