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KIRA SAPPINGTON NAMED DIRECTOR OF SALES AT VESTARON, ANDY SCHENK JOINS THE COMPANY
Source: Vestaron Corporation news release

North Carolina - As of June 1, 2021, Kira Bennett Sappington has been named Director of Sales for Vestaron's commercial team. While continuing to maintain key grower and dealer accounts, she will be taking on the additional responsibility of managing the western sales team. Kira came to Vestaron from Corteva in July of 2019 as Vestaron's first Territory Manager and has done a tremendous job introducing Vestaron to the markets in the PNW, as well as spearheading additional responsibilities within the organization including a lead in the roll out of a new ERP.

"Kira has become a great asset to the team both from her deep experience in the specialty industry, to being a commercial resource for product development, marketing, and R&D projects," says Ben Cicora, VP of Sales and Marketing. "In our evolution as a commercial organization, new opportunities will continue to present themselves, and having such a strong team in place allows us to develop current employees into future leaders of the company."

"I have enjoyed the challenge of introducing a new product in the PNW and look forward to the additional responsibilities this new role will provide," shares Sappington. "Our peptide-based products are needed in integrated pest management programs for their efficacy and safety profile. It is a good feeling to be bringing novel solutions to the growers."

Additionally, Vestaron welcomes Andy Schenk to the sales team. Schenk will be backfilling Kira in the PNW. Andy has spent over 30 years in business development, sales and marketing in the agriculture and ornamental industries with the Scotts Company, Agrium, Syngenta and most recently a specialty micronutrient company based in Ontario, Canada. He has worked extensively with domestic and international distributors and growers.

"Andy is an excellent addition to the team," claims Sappington. "I feel confident that the PNW is going to be covered with his extensive expertise and will make the transition seamless for our customers."


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