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MORRISVILLE, N.C. — John Smith, a veteran of the professional products industry, has taken on a newly established role as vice president of commercial operations for  AMVAC Environmental Products (AEP).

In his new role, Smith oversees all marketing, branding, sales and key account management for AEP’s products and technologies in turf, ornamentals, pest control and public health. AEP’s product portfolio for the environmental and professional sector includes Nuvan, Dibrom, Turfcide, Navigator, Wisdom, Premion, Previa, ProVerde and SurePyc IQ, a new dual-action, broad-spectrum herbicide for turf and lawncare.

Smith previously spent nine years leading the professional products team at WinField United as director of marketing. He also served a nearly five-year term as a board member for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment). A current resident of the Minneapolis – St. Paul, Minn. area, he will transition to AEP’s offices in Morrisville, N.C.

“John is highly regarded in the industry and a perfect addition to the new AEP management team,” said Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO of AEP. “He has a strong record of working closely with key industry groups to promote engagement and stewardship. His commercial experience, winning attitude and commitment to quality will enhance AEP’s ability to meet the needs of our professional customers and channel partners with a growing portfolio of proven chemistries, new patented technologies and low-impact solutions manufactured in the USA.”