FMC strengthens team with two new starters

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Through company expansion, FMC is pleased to have appointed two new members to bolster its marketing and commercial teams.

Ed Burks has joined as a product manager while Jason Spencer has taken on the role of key account manager. 

Ed Burks 

As a product manager, Mr Burks is working alongside the FMC commercial and technical team to provide effective crop protection solutions to UK growers. 

Ed Burks – product manager

With 30 years’ industry experience, he has an extensive knowledge of crop protection garnered through a variety of roles.

“I’ve worked in many different areas of the industry, including research and marketing, so I’m looking forward to bringing my experience to the product manager position,” says Mr Burks.

“FMC has a fantastic product pipeline, with multiple growth opportunities. The company is also incredibly dynamic, and the team has a huge breadth of knowledge. I’m already enjoying learning from my colleagues and providing beneficial solutions for growers.”

Jason Spencer

With experience in agronomy and account management roles, Mr Spencer holds BASIS and FACTS qualifications, giving him the perfect balance of practical and commercial experience for the key account manager position at FMC.

“My new role involves working closely with key distributors. I’ll be forecasting, pricing, and linking up with technical colleagues to ensure the right support is in place,” says Mr Spencer.

Jason Spencer – key account manager

“I’m delighted to be joining such a forward-thinking and cohesive team of experts at FMC. The product pipeline brings about so much opportunity for both business and personal development. 

“I’m looking forward to getting out in the field and helping to provide long-term solutions that help both customer and farm businesses prosper,” says Mr Spencer.

John Hutton, marketing and plant health lead at FMC, says that he is thrilled to have both Mr Burks and Mr Spencer join the team.

“Their vast and varied experience of the crop protection industry will be incredibly valuable to the team as we continue to expand and develop our extensive product pipeline,” he concludes.

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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 an avid follower of Stoke City.