Oct 7, 2021Helm Agro introduces biologicals team to support growing portfolio
Helm Agro announced Oct. 7 a new biologicals sales team, promoting two internal employees and hiring four new regional sales managers.
Establishing a boots-on-the-ground sales presence is the next step in a recent partnership with Alltech Crop Science. As of Oct. 1, Helm Agro exclusively markets, sells and distributes Alltech Crop Science’s biological products in the U.S.
Josh Louder is now the marketing manager for biologicals and specialty products for Helm Agro. He previously served as HELM Agro’s southern regional sales manager. Louder has years of experience working for Koch Agronomic Services and Syngenta in sales roles throughout the South and Upper Midwest.
Ryan McCoon enjoys working with growers to develop solutions and new product concepts to grow their operations. He has extensive experience in the agronomy business and was the 2020 National Sales Leader in his most recent role with Ferticell. McCoon previously worked for Corteva and Helena Chemical Company. He covers northern California.
Mark Shannon has 20+ years of sales and specialty crop experience in the Northeast. He brings unique expertise in technology adoption and new product development and testing. Shannon previously worked for IPL Macro and Pathway Biologic. He covers New York, Maryland, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine and his home state, Pennsylvania.
Todd Villars brings more than 17 years of experience in customer service, vegetable farm management and account support. In his previous role at Nichino America, he worked with large vegetable and citrus growers across Florida and the Southeast. Villars covers Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and his home state, Florida.
Brad Young received his Master of Science degree in agronomy and soils from Auburn University. He brings a strong background in pest control, biotech research and sales and is passionate about bringing growers cutting-edge technology for a successful business. Prior to joining Helm Agro, Young worked for Nichino America and Dow AgroSciences. He covers Oregon, Washington and his home state, Idaho.