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Syngenta Appoints Three to Marketing Positions; Strengthens Key Account Management Team

Syngenta Appoints Three to Marketing Positions; Strengthens Key Account Management Team
·         Scott Valentine is now head, Marketing Services Turf & Landscape/Consumer
·         Shawn Potter is appointed head, Marketing Turf & Landscape/Consumer
·         Howard Jaekle is now market manager, Home Care & Consumer
·         Dave Ravel now leads Key Account Management Team, Turf & Landscape/Consumer
Greensboro, N.C., USA, October 21, 2010 Syngenta has announced several key appointments for its Turf & Landscape/Consumer Business.
Scott Valentine is now head, marketing services of the company’s Turf & Landscape /Consumer business, a division of Syngenta Lawn and Garden. His responsibilities will include growing the marketing services function and continued oversight of the marketing services team.
Valentine previously worked at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc., as a project leader for drought tolerant corn and soybeans. Most recently, he was manager, marketing services Turf & Ornamentals.
Shawn Potter is appointed head of marketing Turf & Landscape/Consumer and will lead the brand manager and market manager teams. Potter comes to Turf & Landscape/Consumer from Syngenta Crop Protection Herbicide Brand Management, where he was responsible for cereal herbicides. 
Howard Jaekle is appointed market manager Home Care & Consumer, a division of Syngenta Lawn and Garden. Howard has held several previous positions, including sales representative, programs manager and sales training manager. His most recent position was district manager, Turf & Ornamental.
“I’m pleased to announce these important personnel promotions,” said Scott Reasons, head of the North American Turf & Landscape/Consumer business. “Scott, Shawn and Howard have made significant contributions to Syngenta. Their market knowledge, talents and dedication will most certainly enhance our marketing programs and services.”
Additionally, Dave Ravel, former key account manager, Turf & Landscape/Consumer, has been appointed head of Key Account Management for Turf & Landscape/Consumer. He will work with a seasoned team of key account managers and rounds out the TLC Regional Leadership Team.
The Lawn and Garden businesses at Syngenta combine the company’s diverse technical understanding and broad product portfolios to deliver unique solutions to its customers and enrich the living experiences of the final end-consumer.
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