Feb. 27, 2019
Valent U.S.A. LLC has appointed Dion McBay as vice president, Sales, effective Feb. 25. McBay succeeds Rick Kraus, who has transitioned to a new role as national sales director, Integrated Farms and Land Management.
In his new role, McBay will be responsible for leading the sales team and directing the sales process for Valent’s products and services across North America. He will also serve as Valent’s executive lead to the customer channel, and support the global initiatives of Valent’s parent company, Sumitomo Chemical.
McBay joins Valent from Bayer Crop Science, where he recently served as the Global Digital Platform lead. Prior to this role, Dion had a 24-year career at Monsanto where he led the company’s Global Sustainability Development team, and held other leadership positions in global technology development, commercial sales, and marketing.
“Dion is a proven leader with significant experience in cropping systems and sustainability, and we’re pleased to welcome him to the Valent team,” says Valent U.S.A. Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Matt Plitt. “He is well-suited to help us lead and build upon ongoing efforts to advance sustainable agriculture, ensure we are aligned with customer priorities, and positioned for continued business growth.”
McBay holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama, Huntsville, and a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University.