Syngenta expands PPM team


January 25, 2018


From left are John Chaney, Dr. Eric Paysen and Marshall Gaster.

As part of its ongoing focus to better support the pest management market across the country, Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta has enhanced its Professional Pest Management (PPM) team to include new marketing, sales and technical managers.

As territory sales manager for the newly added Mountain West territory, John Chaney will assist customers with their pest management needs in the western U.S. He was most recently the vice president of Pest Control Supplies (PCS). Prior to that position, he managed PCS offices in Kansas City, Missouri and Chicago, and attended Pittsburg State University.

“John has a long history on the distribution side of the pest control industry,” says Dave Ravel, head of sales for turf, ornamental and PPM at Syngenta in North America. “His broad industry experience will help provide not only exceptional customer support, but also valuable insights as we continue to bring new innovations to the market.”

Dr. Eric Paysen has been named technical services manager and will be responsible for providing technical support for customers in an 18-state territory in the western U.S. He spent eight years developing technical protocols and providing support as a technical director for Lloyd Pest Control. Most recently, Dr. Paysen served as an area sales manager for Bayer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Winthrop University, and a master’s and doctorate degree in urban entomology from Clemson University.

“Eric is an extremely talented entomologist with many years of experience in the pest control market,” says Mark Coffelt, head of technical services for turf, ornamental and PPM at Syngenta in the Americas. “His extensive knowledge of the industry will help Syngenta provide advanced technical support for our customers.”

Marshall Gaster joins the PPM marketing team as the new market manager in Greensboro, N.C. He has extensive experience supporting commercial and marketing activities across Syngenta, and will be able to contribute strategic insights that will help bring beneficial tools and pest control solutions to the market. He holds a bachelor’s degree in information systems and operations management from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

“Marshall joins our team with considerable experience that will be valuable for developing, implementing and executing strategic marketing plans for Syngenta,” says Pat Willenbrock, head of marketing for PPM at Syngenta in North America. “We look forward to ringing in the New Year by providing pest management professionals with even greater support in 2018.”


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