Friday, May 6, 2011

Bayer Hires David Braness as Northwest Area Sales Manager

Environmental Science, a business of Bayer CropScience, is pleased to announce that David Braness has been hired as Northwest Area Sales Manager for Bayer’s Professional Pest Management (PPM) business.

Research Triangle Park, N.C. – May 6, 2011 – Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer CropScience, is pleased to announce that David Braness has been hired as Northwest Area Sales Manager for Bayer’s Professional Pest Management (PPM) business, responsible for serving customers in Alaska, Arizona, northern California, northern Nevada, Oregon and Washington.

“We are very excited to welcome David to the Bayer team,” says Josh Shoemaker, Western Regional Manager. “With David’s hands-on experience in the field, combined with his background in sales and management, we know he will bring great value to our customers and industry partners.”

David began his career at Poor Boy Termite Control, based out of Scottsdale, Ariz., where he worked as a termite technician and termite inspector. He then worked as a service manager for Terminix International in Phoenix, Ariz., and relocated to Las Vegas, Nev. as part of the company’s management trainee program. Prior to joining Bayer, David worked for Massey Services in Orlando, Fla., starting as a manager trainee with a promotion to general manager.

David received a bachelor of science in business administration from Arizona State University, where he spent a summer interning for renowned rodentologist Dr. Bobby Corrigan in Richmond, Ind.

Bayer CropScience is committed to bringing new technology and solutions for agriculture and non-agricultural uses. For questions concerning the availability and use of products, contact a local Bayer CropScience representative, or visit Bayer CropScience online at www.bayercropscience.us.

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, nutrition and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, a subgroup of Bayer AG with annual sales of EUR 6.830 billion (2010), is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of crop protection, non-agricultural pest control, seeds and traits. The company offers an outstanding range of products and extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture and for non-agricultural applications. Bayer CropScience has a global workforce of 20,700 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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For more information, contact:

Eleni Simmoneau
Tierney
Tel: (215) 790-4372
Email: esimmoneau@tierneyagency.com

Beth Roden
External Communications Lead
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2030
Email: beth.roden@bayercropscience.com

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