Dow AgroSciences announces promotions in turf and ornamental division

Dow AgroSciences has made several changes to its turf and ornamental business division. Raymond Miller was named the specialist for the nursery and greenhouse markets, Kerry Avirett is the new national account manger and Ryan Messner and Brian Dockery have joined as sales representatives.

Miller joined the company in 2001 when it acquired Rohm & Haas and has over 20 years of sales experience. He recently served as a Turf and Ornamental sales specialist for western Florida. Miller earned a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in agronomy, specializing in chemical weed control, from Texas A&M University.

Avirett is taking over the national account manager position from Mark Neterer, who was named district sales manager for the Midwest pest management and turf and ornamental sales region. Avirett also joined Dow in 2001 from Rohm & Hass, where he had been for 21 years. He recently served as the Turf and Ornamental sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. He graduated from Texas A&M University with a bachelor’s degree in entomology.

Messner replaced Raymond Miller as a sales representative for customers in western Florida. He has previously held the position of sales representative for Dow in Memphis, Tennessee, as well as senior sales representative for GlaxoSmithKiline. Messner earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from St. Joseph’s College, Rensselaer, Indiana.

Dockery assumes the position of sales representative for Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana from Kerry Avirett. He has experience in sales working with PhytoGen cottonseed and small grains herbicides as well as marketing working with coastal crops, range and pasture and industrial vegetation management markets. He graduated from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, North Carolina, with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education.

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