2007 News Releases

Valent Names New Director of Finance

Strategic hire brings strong industry and financial background

August 1, 2007

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (August 1, 2007)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation has named Donald Glidewell as new director of finance for the organization.

"Don is a strategic addition to Valent's management team," said Trevor Thorley, president and chief operating officer of Valent. "His deep knowledge and expertise will allow Valent to continue to grow through innovation for years to come."

Glidewell's nearly 25 years of experience includes financial and operational leadership for several agricultural and biotechnology organizations. He was most recently vice president of global operations for an international crop protection company specializing in products for the organic crop protection and lawn and garden markets.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to be a part of a management team and company that is both results oriented and customer driven," Glidewell said. "Valent's management is keenly focused on the company's future growth and the value it is creating for our customers."

Glidewell is a Certified Public Accountant and completed his undergraduate degree at Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz.  He will work from Valent's corporate headquarters in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, bio-insecticides, insect growth regulators, nematicides, baits and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, ornamental, industrial vegetation management 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.