Monday, April 9, 2012

Bayer CropScience Names Hollinrake as Vice President of Agriculture Commercial Organization Marketing in United States

Hollinrake is responsible for strategy development and execution for the Commercial Operations marketing organization and serves as a member of the North American Leadership Team.
David Hollinrake

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC (April 9, 2012) – Bayer CropScience LP announced today that David Hollinrake has been named the Vice President of Agricultural Commercial Operations (ACO) Marketing for the United States. In this role, he is responsible for strategy development and execution for the ACO marketing organization and serves as a member of the North American Leadership Team.

“David brings extensive leadership experience in both marketing and sales disciplines to Bayer CropScience,” said Jim Blome, President/CEO of Bayer CropScience North America. “He has spent the majority of his career in agricultural and related industries, and this combination of experiences is crucial in taking our business to the next level as we work on propelling the future of farming.”

Hollinrake most recently served as Vice President of Business Development for Adayana, Inc., a training-development and consulting company where he provided strategic direction to support clients in the food, agriculture, and healthcare industries.  Prior to Adayana, Hollinrake was the Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Strategy for Solae — a joint venture between DuPont and Bunge Limited.  He also worked at Monsanto for 13 years where he held a variety of leadership roles including Crop Protection Marketing Lead and Roundup Brand Manager, Regional Marketing Manager, Sales Manager, Regional Operations Manager, and Sales Representative.

Hollinrake holds a Master’s in Business Administration degree from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Illinois. He is based in Bayer CropScience’s RTP headquarters office.

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About Bayer CropScience
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 7.255 billion (2011), 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 21,000 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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