Bayer restructures sales leadership


December 18, 2017


From left are Scott Broaddus, Blake Dotson, Ryan Klein and Walt Weinwurm.

The Professional Pest Management (PPM) business of Bayer, within the company’s Crop Science Division, has announced appointments for several sales leadership positions within PPM and the company’s new Digital Pest Management (DPM) platform.  This includes both newly created roles as well as promotions to backfill key positions.

• PPM Business Development Manager Scott Broaddus recently is now the DPM sales and business lead. DPM is a new services platform from Bayer that leverages best-in-class technology, a flexible service model and data insights to enable more efficient, effective and responsive pest management. In this role, the 10-year Bayer veteran leads a diverse direct and indirect sales team, as well as a device management team organized around delivering the new service. Broaddus holds a bachelor of science degree in business management from the University of Kentucky, and is currently working toward his master of business administration degree at North Carolina State University. In 2015, the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) named Broaddus one of the “Young and Emerging Leaders in Pest Management.” In his new role, Broaddus reports to Chris Pienaar, the global lead of transformational innovation for Bayer.

• National Key Account Manager Walt Weinwurm is now the regional head for the eastern U.S. He succeeds Shawn Mullen, who was promoted to a global portfolio management role in Lyon, France. In this role, Weinwurm is leading the sales team for the eastern half of the U.S. He has been with Bayer for 20 years and holds a bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Georgia. Weinwurm reports to Ildem Bozkurt, the head of PPM for the U.S.

• Area Sales Manager Ryan Klein is now PPM channel Manager. In this newly created role, Klein manages the channel business and large national accounts, providing expertise to advise and drive operational strategy, and contract analysis that supports the goals, plans and performance of channel partners. Klein has been with Bayer since 2013, and holds a bachelor of science degree in plant and soil science from the University of Kentucky. He reports to Pete Comis, head of national/key accounts for Bayer in the U.S.

• Southeast Regional Sales Manager Blake Dotson has been promoted to national key account manager. The six-year Bayer veteran holds a degree in organizational business management from Maryville College. He reports to Comis.

“All of these gentlemen bring a wealth of experience, knowledge and passion that we know will serve our PPM customers well,” says Bozkurt. “They are proven leaders and will collaborate with customers to deliver the innovation and partnership needed to help them achieve their goals while we work together to advance the industry.”


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