Verdesian Hires Sales Manager

Published in the January 2013 Issue Published online: Jan 23, 2013
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CARY, N.C.-Verdesian Life Sciences, LLC, announces the addition of Greg Thompson as chief sales & marketing officer, effective immediately. Thompson will be responsible for driving sales in key U.S. markets as Verdesian begins to roll out its strategy to be a leader in the plant health and nutrition segment.

Thompson most recently held the position of executive vice president - sales & marketing at Nufarm. While in this role, he was instrumental in driving growth and diversification. He excelled at increasing profits in the Agriculture and Specialty business, supervising a national team of sales and marketing account managers.

Prior to his service at Nufarm and Etigra, he had a progressive career of nearly 10 years at BASF, where he held multiple positions. The latest of those was Regional manager of Turf & Ornamental, where he was instrumental in developing and implementing strategic planning, channel strategy and communications as well as other major aspects of the business.