27 October 2021, USA: To continue providing enhanced support for pest management industry professionals across the country, Syngenta has appointed a new territory manager and head of marketing within its Professional Pest Management (PPM) business.
Michael Ivey has been named the newest territory manager to the PPM sales team. He’ll be assisting customers with their pest management needs in Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.
Prior to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in communications from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Ivey spent five years supporting the U.S. Navy. He started his Syngenta career eight years ago as a customer service representative and then as a technical support representative for Syngenta Professional Solutions.
“We’re excited to be bringing Michael onto the PPM territory manager team,” said Dave Ravel, head of sales for Syngenta Professional Solutions in North America. “His dedication to helping customers tackle even their toughest pest management accounts makes him an incredible asset to the team.”
Marshall Gaster has been appointed the new head of marketing of PPM at Syngenta. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in information systems and operations management from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and has extensive experience supporting commercial and marketing activities across Syngenta since 2003, including serving as the PPM marketing manager since 2018. In this role, Gaster has been essential to the launch of several key products and programs, including Advion® Insect granular bait, Advion WDG insecticide and the SecureChoice℠ Cockroach Assurance Program. Additionally, he has played an instrumental role in the development of the PestPartners℠ 365 Program.
“Marshall has been a vital member of the PPM marketing team and has brought creativity and a keen understanding of customer needs to each project he’s worked on,” said Scott Reasons, head of Syngenta Professional Solutions for the Americas. “I’m confident that under his leadership, the marketing team will continue to find new, innovative ways to support the pest management industry.”