New technical manager for Life Scientific reflects growing portfolio

Life Scientific has appointed Ruth Stanley as its UK technical manager. This new role within the company reflects the growing portfolio of its unique off-patent crop protection products registered for use in the UK.

Previously Campaign manager at BASF for cereal herbicides and PGR’s, Mrs Stanley brings a wealth of experience and first hand farming knowledge to the role, as she is an active partner in her family arable farming enterprise in Leicestershire. Mrs Stanley is also a BASIS examiner.

In her new role Mrs Stanley will be the point of contact for advisors and growers providing them with the technical support needed to fully utilise the Life Scientific product portfolio.

“I am very excited to be joining Life Scientific and believe its unique approach in bringing off-patent products to market faster than ever before, will play a crucial part in providing the solutions that UK farming businesses are looking for in order to maintain sustainability going forward.”

“Farm businesses are currently under pressure to maintain profitability in a very unsure and challenging environment, so keeping costs down without compromising yield and quality is of paramount importance,” says Mrs Stanley.

Established in 1995, Life Scientific is co-owned (50/50) by its founder and CEO, Nicola Mitchell, and by French co-op group, InVivo.  The company, currently employs 60 people and has an annual turnover of €50 million.

Recent developments have also seen the appointment of a German managing director, Stefan Knittel, marking the formal entry of Life Scientific to the German market in the autumn 2018 – a key milestone in the growth of the company.

 

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John Swire - Deputy editor of Agronomist and Arable Farmer as well as responsibility for the Agronomist and Arable Farmer and Farm Business websites. After 17 years milking cows on the family farm John started writing about agriculture in 1998 and has since written for a variety of publications and has developed a wide circle of contacts within the industry. When not working John is a season ticket holder at Stoke City and also of late has become a fitness freak, listing cycling, swimming and walking as his exercises of choice.