FMC Professional Solutions Promotes Rick Ekins to Marketing Manager Overseeing Golf, Lawn Care, Pest Control and Ornamental Segments
PHILADELPHIA, Monday, June 29, 2009 – FMC Professional Solutions, a business unit of FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC), announces the promotion of Rick Ekins to Marketing Manager for all of its professional solutions market segments, including golf, lawn care, pest control and ornamental.
Ekins has a wide range of experience in the crop and non-crop business segments. Starting his career as a sales representative in the agricultural market in the Midwest, Ekins successfully transitioned into marketing and business development roles. He joined FMC in 2000 as a field sales representative and moved to the marketing group as a product manager in 2003, first overseeing pest control and most recently, turf and ornamental products.
The announcement was made by Dan Rosenbaum, business director of FMC Professional Solutions. Rosenbaum praised Ekins for his dedication to growing the overall FMC portfolio and for his work ethic.
“Rick has been a cornerstone in our marketing group for six years and his experience, insight, leadership and teamwork approach have been invaluable towards the growth of our business segments,” said Rosenbaum.
“He has always carried himself with integrity and honesty, and his proactive approach to work and personal priorities sets a fine example for his colleagues and the team that now reports to him. He is the ideal person to lead FMC Professional Solutions through a time of great opportunity and growth.”
According to Rosenbaum, Ekins delivers on a day-to-day basis the core work staples that make up the Customer-Driven Innovation approach that FMC brings to each market segment.
“This is truly an exciting time of growth and opportunity for all of our business segments,” Ekins said, “and I look forward to maintaining our focus on novel solutions that meet the everyday needs of our customers and distributor partners.”
Ekins will oversee the process to fill his former T&O product manager role as FMC prepares for multiple future product launches into these market segments.
FMC Professional Solutions serves the pest, turf and ornamental markets with a complete product line, including fungicides, herbicides and insecticides. The products also include the CB® Professional Products portfolio, acquired by FMC earlier this year.
FMC has a bold commitment to each industry it serves to support it in every way possible, as manufacturer, lobbyist and steward. FMC also has made a great investment in research and development to ensure the future of product development and is committed to delivering high quality solutions that meet rigorous safety standards.
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