Saturday, May 23, 2015

Home News Scott Valentine to lead Sygenta Flowers Business

Scott Valentine to lead Sygenta Flowers Business

Supplier News

Move comes after Keelan Pulliam retires at the end of this year

| August 21, 2012

Keelan Pulliam, head of Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America, (formerly the Flowers Professional business), will retire at the end of 2012 after 33 years with the company. Scott Valentine, a 15-year Syngenta
veteran was named the new head of the Flowers, Home & Garden North America based in Gilroy, Calif.

A leading presence at Syngenta since 1979, Pulliam first joined Syngenta legacy company ICI Americas as a territory sales representative. His rapid ascent into leadership roles included such key positions as head of Turf & Landscape in North America and president of Conrad Fafard, Inc., another Syngenta legacy company. For the past two years, Pulliam served as head of the Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America business overseeing the company’s genetics breeding and distribution divisions.

“In this role, Keelan was critical in integrating multiple businesses into one integrated operating unit, furthering Syngenta’s leadership in the floriculture industry with cutting-edge industry genetics and integrated solutions,” said Tim
Kroenke, head, Syngenta Lawn & Garden North America. “As a leader, his contributions to Syngenta and the Lawn & Garden North America business are numerous and he will be greatly missed.”

Valentine will serve as the new head of Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America effective immediately. Valentine has been with Syngenta for nearly 15 years. Most recently, he served as the head of Marketing Services for Lawn & Garden North America, where he played a key role in leading several important go-to-market changes. Prior to this role, Valentine served as a marketing and program manager for Syngenta Turf & Landscape North America. Valentine’s early career in Syngenta included working as a biotechnology project manager for Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. Valentine holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a masters degree in business administration from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Top news

Private equity firm acquires Signature Landscape Services

A former ValleyCrest executive stakes his claim in the northwest and looks to build a West Coast company.

A conversation with the Top 100

Leaders from the Top 100 discuss the biggest challenges facing their companies and how they’re solving them. Turns out, their solutions work for landscapers of any size.

In hindsight

We asked some Top 100 company leaders about decisions they’d want to do over, and some choices they made that they wouldn’t change.

Let results do the marketing

The best way to market your company is to do high-quality work.

Ornamental invaders

Exotic pests are on the rise. Make sure you're handling them properly.

x