Valent Names David Nothmann Vice President of Marketing

Industry leader to spearhead marketing and strategic planning efforts for North American business, support company growth

June 23, 2016

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. — Valent U.S.A. Corporation announced today the appointment of David Nothmann as vice president of marketing. Nothmann will be responsible for leading the marketing organization and directing the strategic planning process for Valent products and services in North America.

His specific duties include overseeing all traditional and biorational marketing teams in crop and non-crop markets in the United States. He will also have responsibility for Valent Canada and will sit on the advisory team for Valent de Mexico.

"David brings extensive marketing and executive leadership experience that will help Valent drive our growth objectives," said Matt Plitt, executive vice president and chief operating officer for Valent. "David’s passion for agriculture, coupled with his broad domestic and global experience across the value chain, will be incredible assets for the business and our commercial team. I look forward to working with David to build a strong bridge to the future of Valent and our parent company, Sumitomo Chemical, in North America."

With nearly 20 years in the agribusiness industry, Nothmann has demonstrated successes in strategy, sales growth and portfolio management. In his 13 years at the Monsanto Company, Nothmann held various leadership positions in marketing, business development and business strategy roles, with responsibilities for trait introductions, trait licensing, vegetable seeds, mergers and acquisitions, and value chain management. In 2009, Nothmann received the Monsanto Product Stewardship Award of Excellence.

Previously, Nothmann was vice president of agribusiness and alternative energy at Battelle, and served on the executive leadership team at ArborGen, Inc.

"I'm looking forward to the opportunity to join a world-class organization that focuses on collaboration and partnerships to drive the business," Nothmann said. "It’s an exciting time to lead the Valent marketing team as we connect with our customers and stakeholders to deliver integrated solutions to their specific agronomic challenges."

Nothmann serves on the United States Department of Agriculture/Department of Energy’s Biomass Research & Development Technical Advisory Committee. He received his Masters of Business Administration and European Management certificate from New York University, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University.

About Valent U.S.A. Corporation
Valent U.S.A. Corporation, headquartered in Walnut Creek, Calif., develops and markets products in the United States and Canada that protect agricultural 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 also biorational products developed by its affiliate, Valent BioSciences Corporation.

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, offering 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. The company’s consolidated net sales for fiscal year 2015 were JPY 2.1 trillion. For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english/.