Nov 9, 2023
Sym-Agro names Pacific Northwest sales manager

Sym-Agro has hired Mark Gibbs as Pacific Northwest sales manager for western Oregon and Washington, focusing on winegrapes, berries, tree fruit and hazelnuts.

Gibbs will also focus on other West Coast markets and will assist new product launches.

Gibbs has extensive experience, with 37-plus years as an agronomist with Oregon Vineyard Supply (OVS), primarily servicing the Willamette Valley winegrape industry. He helped lead OVS agronomy into a variety of high-value horticultural crops, including blueberries, cranberries, caneberries, hops, hazelnuts, cherries and apples, among others. He earned a Horticulture/Integrated Pest Management degree from Michigan State University and has served in various agricultural committees through the years.

“Mark’s background of being raised in a farming community in Michigan and 43-plus years in Pacific Northwest horticulture crops make him an ideal choice to represent Sym-Agro in the Pacific Northwest markets,” Peter Bierma, president and general manager of Sym-Agro, said in a news release. “Mark is filling a much-needed role in our organization to compliment the consultive sales approach with deep agronomic experience to help give our customers the support they need. We are excited to welcome a person of his experience to our organization.”

Sym-Agro is a privately held company focused on developing and marketing effective pest control solutions for crops including tree fruit, vine crop, berries and vegetables. The growing portfolio of products includes ProBlad Verde fungicide/bactericide, Cinnerate organic fungicide/miticide, Instill fungicide/bactericide and Eckosil Shield heat stress and solar protectant.

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