SAN RAMON, Calif., Aug. 2, 2022 – Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dave Poling as vice president, Marketing, effective August 1, 2022. Poling succeeds Geoff Quick, who has transitioned to a new role as the global lead, business development for Sumitomo Chemical's AgroSolutions Division International (ASDI).
In his new role, Poling will be responsible for leading and developing the marketing organization and directing the portfolio strategies for Valent's products and services in the United States and Canada. He will also support global strategies and key growth initiatives of Valent's parent company, Sumitomo Chemical.
"Dave is a highly capable and effective leader who brings significant marketing experience to Valent,” said Matt Plitt, president and chief executive officer. “From strengthening customer-focused solutions to driving growth in our core markets, Dave will lead a talented marketing team to advance sustainable agriculture and position Valent for continued success."
Poling joins Valent from BASF, where he recently served as manager, regional marketing at BASF’s Research Triangle Park, NC. Previous positions at BASF include serving as global segment team lead responsible for Europe, Asia, North and South America; head of global marketing based in Limburgerhof, Germany; and marketing manager for a block buster insecticide and the successful integration of Whitmire Micro-Gen Research Labs where he worked for nearly 10 years prior to BASF’s acquisition of the company.
Poling earned a bachelor's degree in Zoology from the University of California, Davis.
About Valent U.S.A.
Valent U.S.A. LLC, headquartered in San Ramon, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States, Canada and Mexico that advance sustainable agriculture, protect crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. Valent products include a well-known line of quality herbicide, insecticide, fungicide and plant growth regulator products for agricultural, seed protection and professional use. Valent is a leader in marketing and sales of both traditional chemical products and biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences LLC. For more information about Valent or our full product line, please call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit valent.com.
About Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Sumitomo Chemical is one of Japan’s leading chemical companies. It offers a diverse range of products globally in the fields of petrochemicals, energy and functional materials, IT-related chemicals and materials, health and crop science products, and pharmaceuticals. For additional information, visit the company's website at https://www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english/.
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