Valent U.S.A. Corporation names David Nothmann Vice President of Marketing
Jun. 24, 2016
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.
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