Valent's Trevor Thorley Appointed Executive Officer of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
August 8, 2008
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (August 8, 2008)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announces the promotion of President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) Trevor Thorley to executive officer for parent company Sumitomo Chemical Company, Ltd.
Thorley's new Sumitomo Chemical position was confirmed on June 20, 2008, at the Shareholders Annual Meeting in Tokyo.
"It is both an honor and privilege to become the first non-Japanese executive officer of this committed, global leader with its growing portfolio of innovative products for food, health and the environment," Thorley said. "This announcement sends a strong message to our employees and customers that Sumitomo Chemical is committed to globalization and future growth."
Thorley will continue his roles as Valent president and COO as well as general manager for Region Americas crop protection business for Sumitomo Chemical in the United States, Canada and Latin America.
Valent markets and sells fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf and ornamental 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.
As a chemical company, Sumitomo works to capitalize on its research and development capabilities, technological prowess, and ability to supply quality products to yield benefits for people, society and the world. Today, the Sumitomo Chemical Group includes some 100 companies operating around the world in six business sectors: basic chemicals, petrochemicals and plastics, fine chemicals, IT-related chemicals, agricultural chemicals and pharmaceuticals.