Apr 11, 2018Pursell Agri-Tech hires fertilizer industry veterans
Cochran joins Pursell as director of process engineering and Holt will fill the role of director of research and development.
Cochran has been in the fertilizer industry for 30 years at Applied Chemical Technology, where he was instrumental in developing many new fertilizer products. His last role at ACT was serving as process engineering director.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Pursell Agri-Tech team,” Cochran said in a news release from the company. “I look forward to working to commercialize new technologies to help advance the fertilizer industry.”
Holt brings 27 years’ experience in the fertilizer industry, most recently serving as R&D manager at Applied Chemical Technology, where he was responsible for oversight of bench scale, pilot plant scale, and analytical activities associated with fertilizer process and product development.
“The Pursell name has long been synonymous with innovation in the fertilizer industry,” Holt said. “I’m excited to join the Pursell Agri-Tech team to explore and develop new technologies that will deliver new levels of efficiency and productivity to plant and crop fertility systems.”
“The level of success we achieve in the markets we serve will be tied directly to the quality of people on the Pursell Agri-Tech team,” said Nick Adamchak, Pursell president and CEO. “We’re delighted – and we consider ourselves fortunate – to bolster the Pursell team with two fertilizer industry veterans that are as accomplished as Keith and Tim. They will both play critical roles in expediting the development and commercialization of our more efficient, next-generation delivery systems for macronutrients and key micronutrients.”
Pursell Agri-Tech, based in Sylacauga, Alabama, is committed to expanding on this legacy by developing and commercializing sustainable, next-generation controlled-release fertilizer and coating technologies that increase agricultural output and productivity while reducing the impact on the environment.
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