FMC has named Maureen Thompson the commercial director and Tom Wharton the national sales manager for North America Professional Solutions, which comprises FMC’s Turf & Ornamental and Structural Pest Solutions business segments.
“By unifying the leadership and operations of the two critical business segments in North America, we are strengthening our field sales organization to better serve our valued customers in North America,” said Pramod Thota, business director of FMC Global Specialty Solutions. “The new leadership structure allows a more streamlined market outreach while retaining the customer intimacy that FMC is known for.”
Thompson served previously as business manager for Turf and Ornamental Solutions. She joined FMC in 1995 and has held positions in sales, account and sales management in both the Turf & Ornamental and the Structural Pest business groups. Before that, she held positions in sales and account management for seed, agricultural manufacturing and distribution businesses. Thompson holds a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Illinois. She resides in Peachtree City, Georgia.
Tom Wharton, as the national sales manager, will play a key leadership role in expanding the Structural Pest Control and Turf & Ornamental markets, as well as advancing FMC’s mission to provide turf and pest management solutions to customers. Most recently, Wharton was the regional sales manager and key account manager for FMC’s Professional Solutions group.
He joined FMC in 2005 as a territory business manager. Wharton received a bachelor’s degree in agronomy and a master’s degree in weed science and entomology from Mississippi State University.