Dec. 27, 2018
American Vanguard Corporation (NYSE: AVD) has hired Steve Gehrls as Midwest regional business manager of AMVAC Chemical Corporation. Gehrls is in charge of leading AMVAC's agricultural Midwest sales team.
"Steve brings a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise to AMVAC and understands the importance of our distributor-aligned and retail-focused strategy," said Scott Hendrix, senior vice president of U.S. and Canada crop sales and application technology. "We are excited to have him in this critical role within our Midwest sales and marketing team."
Gehrls joins AMVAC with an extensive background in the agricultural industry. Most recently, he was key account manager for Arysta LifeScience, overseeing large customer accounts in the United States. Gehrls also spent 36 years at The Dow Chemical Company in various roles, including regional account manager, sales manager, product marketing manager and herbicide marketing specialist.
Gehrls received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a dual emphasis in marketing and management from Central Michigan University. He will continue to reside in the Des Moines, Iowa area.