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Expert in Crop Protection Development and Project Management

Expert ID: 736325 Indiana, USA

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Expert, the owner of an agribusiness, specializes in the support of organizations interfacing R&D and commercial by designing and implementing R&D programs to meet organizational goals. Expert retired from Dow AgroSciences (DAS), now Corteva, in 2011 after 27 years of service and has since been engaged in consulting. Most recently in a consulting role, Expert was an interim Herbicide Product Manager where a team he led, designed and implemented the first year of field testing for a new herbicide from AgriMetis. Prior to that Expert served as an Expert Consultant on a very substantial arbitration and with Agrithority as an Associate Project Manager. In his last role with Dow AgroSciences as Global Technology Transfer Leader, his team reinvigorated the scope and impact of technology learning globally by introducing innovative new methods and building a model to apply globally.

During his tenure at DAS, Expert was also responsible for leading regional US field scientists who implemented critical crop protection research and launched new technologies across the US in multiple major crops. He led the characterization, development, and technical launch of multiple herbicides in the US and Latin America. In these roles, it was critical that he was also an very knowledgeable in commercial, regulatory, and competitive landscapes.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Indianapolis, IN - Chicago, IL - Cincinnati, OH

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1981 Degree: Ph.D. Subject: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1978 Degree: M.S. Subject: Soil Microbiology and Biochemistry Institution: Purdue University
Year: 1975 Degree: B.S. Subject: Agricultural Science Institution: Western Illinois University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2011 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner and Operator Department: Responsibilities:
Years: 1984 to 2011 Employer: Dow AgroSciences Title: Field Research Scientist, US Product Development Manager (on Multiple Herbicides), Global Product Development Manager (for multiple herbicides), US Field Development Leader in the Midwest and Coastal Regions managing scientists and field stations, Global Technology Transfer Leader for new department. Department: Research and Development Responsibilities:

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1995 to 2001 Country / Region: Latin America, Europe, Canada, Central America Summary: Leading the development, budgeting, prioritization, and implementation of multiple corn and soybean herbicide research programs in multiple cropping scenarios, resulting in eventual launches and commercial success.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Undisclosed NYC Law Firm: Expert Consultant
June 2014 - July 2016 (2 years 2 months)
Served as an expert consultant on a very substantial arbitration pertaining to damage caused by herbicides. Assessed data and conclusions and provided key insights on the importance of phytotoxicity studies, the critical types of studies, proper interpretation of the data they generate, and how the interpretation can impact market dynamics.

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