Certis USA News Release

Marketing Specialist Judy Collier Joins Certis USA
As Regional Sales Manager – Mid-Atlantic

Certis USA, the biopesticide company, announces the addition of Judy Collier as its Regional Sales Manager for the Mid-Atlantic. Collier, who joins the company with extensive marketing and sales experience, will be responsible for managing sales and support in her territory for Certis’ 20-plus biopesticides used in conventional and organic production agriculture. Collier will also work closely with management at the Certis corporate office in Columbia, MD to conduct market research and sales analysis.

Bret Menagh, National Sales Manager for the Specialty Ag Business Unit, said Collier’s diverse background and extensive experience will be valuable to Certis in this newly created territory. “Judy’s viewpoint of the pest management industry encompasses multiple aspects, including solid business management, marketing and research coupled with smart selling and product stewardship. We look forward to having her on board.”

Collier was previously with Acadian Seaplants Ltd. of Nova Scotia, where she provided market analysis and sales support for a biostimulant sold into the fruit and vegetable markets. Collier also worked more than 20 years in multiple positions with Syngenta/Zeneca Inc., Wilmington, DE, where she assisted with several new product launches, developed sales programs and forecasting models, and gained expertise in high-value crops as a sales representative in Texas and the Delmarva area. Collier expanded her Northeast agricultural experience when she served as Retail Account Manager for FMC Corporation.

Collier holds a B.S. degree in Business Management with a minor in Marketing from Wilmington University.

Headquartered in Columbia, MD, Certis USA is a leading manufacturer and distributor of biopesticides and crop protection products for specialty agricultural and horticultural markets. Certis USA product brands include its granulovirus products CYD-X® codling moth virus, Gemstar® corn earworm virus, and Spod-X® beet armyworm virus; as well as Agree®, Crymax®, Deliver® and Javelin® Bt bioinsecticides; Azatin® and Neemix® botanical insect growth regulators; Trilogy® botanical fungicide/miticide; SoilGard® microbial fungicide; MeloCon® bionematicide; SCREEN Duo™ Heat Stress Management for Plants; DES-X™ insecticidal soap concentrate; Cueva® liquid copper fungicide concentrate; Seduce® insecticidal bait and Sluggo® slug and snail bait (Eastern markets only.)

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