The Turf and Ornamental (T&O) division of Koch Agronomic Services has hired a new director for the group, Tim Sturm.
Sturm joins the business as vice president, T&O, and will be based in
Wichita, Kan. He will lead the further development and growth of the
T&O division, including sales and marketing of UMAXX and UFLEXX
nitrogen stabilized fertilizer products, as well as turf applications
for Nitamin slow release fertilizer products.
He will also focus on growing the business through new customer
partnerships, geographic expansions, new product introductions and
Sturm joins the KAS team from The Coleman Company where he worked as vice
president of US sales. Prior to that, he gained extensive experience in
the consumer turf and ornamental business at The Scotts Company. At The
Scotts Company, Sturm managed the growth of large national accounts as
sales director and served in a customer marketing leadership role for
all retail channels.
"When KAS acquired the assets of Agrotain International late last year,
including the T&O business and brands, we saw great potential to
grow this business and provide additional value for our customers. We
are starting with an excellent team and a solid foundation of products
and customer relationships,” said Jamil Toubassi, senior vice president
Toubassi continued, “Tim and his team will lead the process of bringing enhanced
efficiency fertilizers and value-added technologies to this market.
Bringing these science-based, proven
technologies to the market is just one way we are working to create
value for our customers and the market.”
For information about Koch Agronomic Services T&O division and products, visit www.agrotainturf.com.