Staff changes at Gowan

Following the news that Robert Plaice, Gowan’s UK & Ireland technical manager, is re-locating to our Headquarters in Yuma, Arizona to take on the role of global technical  development lead, we are delighted to announce that Barrie Hunt will be joining on the 1st of September to take on the UK & Ireland role.

“Barrie is a highly experienced and well respected manager in the industry, bringing with him a wealth of relevant experience, expertise and knowledge and I know he will add significantly to our business” says Dominic Lamb, country lead for Gowan Crop Protection Ltd.

After a variety of roles with UK, European and Global responsibilities, including the position of Global Technical Manager for Herbicides and Growth Regulators with Cheminova A/S, Barrie joins Gowan from Monsanto where he had senior technical responsibility for Northern Europe, the Baltics and Belarus. Barrie also holds positions in various associations and industry bodies.

“This varied and successful career means that Barrie brings an invaluable combination of skills which can only add to Gowan’s continued success,” says Dominic Lamb.

“I am delighted to be joining Gowan at this exciting time. Avadex continues to secure its position as  a “must have” starter herbicide in any black-grass control programme and I will be pleased to support our distributors, consultants and others to make sure it is used sustainably and to its best effect,” says Barrie.

“Similarly, the Gowan active substance zoxamide, as marketed in Electis 75WG, Roxam and Presidium, has a unique mode of action, making it, too, an essential part of any blight programme. I am pleased to be part of such an optimistic business and look forward to making a positive contribution,” he says.

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