Syngenta promotes 2 in PPM business


October 27, 2021

Michael Ivey, left, and Marshall Gaster

Michael Ivey, left, and Marshall Gaster

Greensboro, N.C.-based Syngenta has promoted Michael Ivey to its Professional Pest Management (PPM) business sales team, and Marshall Gaster to PPM’s head of marketing.

Ivey’s territory consists of Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The U.S. Navy veteran holds a bachelor of science degree in communications from the University of North Carolina, (UNC) Greensboro, and joined Syngenta eight years as a customer service representative. He most recently served as a technical support representative for Syngenta Professional Solutions.

“We’re excited to be bringing Michael onto the PPM territory manager team,” Dave Ravel, head of sales for Syngenta Professional Solutions in North America, said in a news release. “His dedication to helping customers tackle even their toughest pest management accounts makes him an incredible asset to the team.”

Gaster is also a UNC Greensboro alum, having earned a bachelor of science degree in information systems and operations management. He has extensive experience supporting commercial and marketing activities across Syngenta since 2003, including serving as the PPM marketing manager since 2018. In this role, the release notes, Gaster has been essential to the launch of several key products and programs, including Advion Insect granular bait, Advion WDG insecticide and the SecureChoice Cockroach Assurance Program. Additionally, he has played an instrumental role in the development of the PestPartners 365 Program.

“Marshall has been a vital member of the PPM marketing team and has brought creativity and a keen understanding of customer needs to each project he’s worked on,” said Scott Reasons, head of Syngenta Professional Solutions for the Americas. “I’m confident that under his leadership, the marketing team will continue to find new, innovative ways to support the pest management industry.”


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Heather Gooch

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