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  • Kevin Wickham

    Kevin Wickham

    Kevin comes to Verdesian from WinField United, where he worked since 2012 (also in southern IL) as a District Sales Manager. Prior to that he worked in retail sales for almost a dozen years with Effingham Equity. Kevin lives in Newton, IL,  and has been married to his wife, Erin, for 21 years.  The Wickhams […]

  • Kurt Seevers

    Kurt Seevers

    Serving as a technical development manager, seed treatments & inoculants, Kurt Seevers has spent more than 25 years in various positions, including technical services, agronomy, sales, marketing and product development. Prior to joining Verdesian in 2014, he spent the previous 10 years working with Becker Underwood, most recently as field development leader for seed treatment […]

  • Jim Pullins, CCA

    Jim Pullins, CCA

    Jim Pullins is a technical sales representative for the seed treatment & inoculant business. Pullins has extensive professional experience in production agriculture. This experience includes specialized knowledge in weed control, biotechnology, biological product integration and production systems in large grain operations. Prior to joining Verdesian, Pullins was a territory business manager at INTX. Other professional […]

  • Jill Hanson

    Jill Hanson

    Jill Hanson is Verdesian Life Sciences’ Specialty Micronutrients Technical Product Manager, assisting with providing technical support, guidance and training Specialty Micronutrients Hanson is based in Clarinda, Iowa. Jill grew up on a farm in Webb, which is located in northwest Iowa. She attended Iowa State University where she earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture in […]

  • Jake Socherman

    Jake Socherman

    As director of sales, specialty micronutrients, Jake Socherman is responsible for handling key accounts, customer service, sales and product design and development. For over 20 years, he has worked for distribution and manufacturing companies, offering fertilizer products to the turf, ornamental and specialty agriculture industries. Jacob has expertise in plant nutrition and fertilizer technologies.

  • Eric Luce

    Eric Luce

    Eric Luce is the Technical Development Manager for the Eastern US. Eric has extensive agronomic experience in the U.S. and around the world encompassing operations management, business strategy and product development. He has been accountable for global end-to-end seeds technology investigation and implementation of agriculture seeds industry-based processes and equipment. He also provided capital strategy […]

  • David Keimig

    David Keimig

    David Keimig is an account manager for western Illinois. David was born in western Illinois on a family grain and livestock farm, one of six kids. He attended Western Illinois University where he earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Ag Business. David spent 30 years in the seed and chemical industry in west-central Illinois […]

  • Dave Schwartz, CCA

    Dave Schwartz, CCA

    Dave Schwartz is executive vice president of sales in plant nutrition for Verdesian. Prior to this role, Dave served as vice president of new product development for Specialty Fertilizer Products and sales manager for Van Diest Supply Co., as well as sales representative and trainer for Ciba Geigy. Dave earned his bachelor’s degree in business […]

  • Chuck Broughton

    Chuck Broughton

    Charles “Chuck” Broughton is vice president of business development for Verdesian’s seed treatments and inoculants division in the United States and Canada. A current resident of south central Iowa, Chuck brings nearly 30 years of experience to lead the seed treatment and inoculant sales team. His position is focused on expanding a rapidly growing line […]

  • Andrew Duff

    Andrew Duff

    Andrew Duff serves as Verdesian Life Sciences’ Senior VP, US Sales, Nutritionals and Polymers. Andrew is responsible for managing sales activities, management of assigned Region VPs, National Accounts, National Equipment Programs, Governmental Affairs and Special Projects with objective achievement for the Agriculture & Turf Market in the U.S. for Verdesian. Andrew leads the Commercial Senior […]