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Syngenta announces three new appointments within Professional Pest Management team

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12 April 2022, USA: Syngenta is pleased to announce the appointment of a new technical services manager, marketing communications lead and market manager within its Professional Pest Management (PPM) business. With years of relevant industry and professional experience, these individuals will help foster the Syngenta mission of a life uninterrupted by pests.

Tim Husen, technical services manager

Tim Husen has been named the newest PPM technical services manager covering Midwest and Northeast territories. He will support the Syngenta distribution network and customers, as well as provide technical support and training to the PPM sales and marketing teams. He will also work closely with universities and industry consultants to develop technical protocols for trial work.

A long-time veteran of the pest management industry, Husen most recently served as a technical services representative for another manufacturer. He has also held positions as a manager of technical service at Rollins and a technical training and quality control manager at Waltham Pest Services. He holds a Bachelor of Science in biology, as well as a Master of Science and doctorate in entomology, from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

“We’re thrilled Tim has joined our technical services team,” said Mark Coffelt, head of technical services for Syngenta Professional Solutions in North America. “His industry knowledge and commitment to solving tough pest problems will be essential in providing our customers with outstanding technical support.”

Chris Gigley, marketing communications lead

Chris Gigley joins Syngenta as the new marketing communications lead for PPM, bringing 25 years of marketing and communications experience to the role. He will oversee all marketing and communications efforts for the business, playing a key role in developing communications strategies for Syngenta products and programs.

Gigley holds a Bachelor of Science in journalism from Ohio University, along with several certifications in social media marketing. He most recently served as marketing manager for Thermaco, Inc., and previously led marketing and communication teams at OT Sports.

“We’re excited to welcome Chris to our PPM team,” said Marshall Gaster, head of marketing for PPM at Syngenta. “Given his strong background in communications and marketing, he will be well-suited for helping us tell our story and connect with customers.”

Kristen Oakley, market manager

Kristen Oakley has been promoted to market manager for PPM at Syngenta. In her new role, she will be responsible for strategic forecasting, pricing and promotion of the Syngenta pest management portfolio.

Oakley joined Syngenta in 2009, serving in a variety of roles before transitioning to PPM in 2013 as the marketing communications lead. In this role, Oakley used her expertise to oversee many successful communications efforts for Syngenta products and programs, including Demand® CS insecticide, the PestPartners 365 Program and Tandem® insecticide. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the Wilbur O. and Ann Powers College of Business at Clemson University.

“Kristen has been a fundamental part of our PPM marketing team, helping to expand and grow our Syngenta solutions with her creativity and thought leadership,” said Dave Ravel, head of sales for Syngenta Professional Solutions in North America. “We’re excited for her next journey on the PPM team and the innovative approaches she will bring.”

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