Lee Shekels has joined Certis Biologicals in a newly created role, Florida citrus sales specialist. He will work with the company’s existing Florida sales and field development teams.
“Lee’s expertise and knowledge of the citrus industry will be key in bringing biologicals as proven crop protection tools to growers with sustainable product solutions to support growth in the industry,” said Certis Biologicals Florida Regional Manager Chuck Goodowns.
Shekels, a University of Florida graduate with a degree in agriculture, previously worked for Nutrien Ag Services, KeyPlex and Bayer Crop Science.
“Florida citrus growers are facing some major issues, including resistance and invasive diseases like citrus greening, which are threatening their ability to produce a citrus crop that consumers expect from our state,” Shekels said. “I will be working diligently with the Certis team, local researchers and industry groups to support extended adoption and more education resources for existing users so that biologicals can add to the solutions that these growers need.”
Other key personnel have recently joined Certis, including Claudia Oceguera as chief administrative officer, Tarang Srivastava as head of international business, Moto Mitani in the international business team and Amanda Eade as global portfolio manager.
Certis Biologicals is a manufacturer, developer and marketer of biological solutions for use in commercial agriculture and the garden and greenhouse markets.
Source: Certis Biologicals
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