Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Bayer CropScience’s Al Turner Receives Harry J. Balcom Legend Award

Florida Pest Management Association Recognizes Turner’s Professionalism, Service and Leadership
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (July 16, 2013)Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced that Al Turner, Area Sales Manager for Bayer’s professional pest management business, has been awarded the prestigious Harry J. Balcom Legend Award from the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA). The award, given to the FPMA member who exemplifies the highest level of professionalism and service, was presented to Turner at FPMA’s annual recent summer conference, FPMA in Paradise.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized by FPMA and my peers,” Turner said. “I have a great passion for advancing the Florida pest management industry and look forward to continuing to work with FPMA for years to come.”

In addition to career performance, the recipient of the award also displays a high level of service to both FPMA and the general Florida pest management industry as a whole. Throughout his career, Turner has worked closely with FPMA leaders and pest management professionals to determine what FPMA can be doing to serve the industry, helping to inform strategic direction and planning for the association.

“Al’s leadership, proven performance and demonstrated integrity make him an extremely worthy recipient of this award,” said Shawn Mullen, Eastern US Sales Manager for Bayer. “He has built an incredible career of service and is a major asset to our Bayer team.”

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Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company is celebrating 150 years of Bayer — consistent with its mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life”. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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