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FMC Agricultural Solutions Promotes Ekins to Fungicide and Insecticide Portfolio Manager


PHILADELPHIA – January 8, 2014 – FMC Agricultural Solutions has announced the promotion of Rick Ekins to the newly created role of portfolio manager for fungicides and insecticides. In his new position, Ekins will manage long-term strategic direction for fungicide and insecticide products across all crop segments and lead introduction of new active ingredients.

“Rick is a great fit because of his ability to focus on the big picture, even when day-to-day responsibilities make that difficult,” said Aaron Locker, FMC Agricultural Solutions North America marketing director. “He understands both retailer and grower needs for new product solutions that exceed their expectations.”

A 13-year employee of FMC with extensive experience in the North American Crop (NAC) division, Ekin’s most recent role was as a senior product manager. In this position, he led fungicide sales efforts for the tree fruit and vegetable segment. He has also worked in multiple other crop and non-crop related roles with FMC, including helping to lead NAC branding strategy.

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