PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Feb. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stockton Group (STK), a leader in the development of plant based biopesticides, announced today the appointment of Ms. Sarah Reiter as Country Manager of Stockton USA effective February 1, 2016. Sarah joins Stockton with over 20 years of experience in the crop protection industry with a focus on biopesticides. In her last role prior to joining Stockton, Sarah served as Global Product Manager, Biologic Fungicides at Bayer CropScience. Before that, she was VP Marketing and Communication at AgraQuest, Inc, until AgraQuest was acquired by Bayer. Earlier, she spent several years at Syngenta USA. Sarah holds a B.Sc. degree in English from the University of California, Davis and received her MBA from Villanova School of Business.
Sarah will be Stockton's first country manager for the US market and her appointment signals Stockton's focus on the US market. Her mission will be to create and grow Stockton's business in the U.S. with a focus on Timorex Gold and future portfolio products.
"As we are in the last steps of receiving or our different state registrations for Timorex Gold in the U.S and have clear intention to establish our Go-To-Market approach for this important market, we searched for a person with strong business skills and deep understanding of the U.S. market and the Biopesticides arena, to develop our presence in the U.S.," said Guy Elitzur, CEO of Stockton Group. "Sarah brings substantial added value to our company's initiatives as she possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the crop protection market in general and in the Biopesticides arena specifically, and we look forward to her arrival and contribution to the business. We trust she will provide the leadership and direction we need for our U.S. business and we are sure that under her leadership, we will build a substantial business in the U.S."
About the Stockton Group
The Stockton Group (Stockton) specializes in the development, manufacturing and marketing of plant extract based bio-pesticides. Its core focus is on their integration alongside conventional chemical products into conventional agriculture spraying programs and creating a balanced, cleaner and healthier agricultural environment.
Stockton has an active R&D program for the development of future natural products for crop protection. In this area, the Group has a unique research and development center in Israel and invests substantial resources in developing Bio Control products. Stockton has a variety of products adapted to regional needs, biological parameters and regulatory guidelines, and is active in more than 35 counties worldwide.
Stockton's flagship product Timorex Gold® is used to control a broad spectrum of crop diseases. The product demonstrates an efficacy similar to that of chemical fungicides, and is suitable for use with both conventional and organic crops. Timorex Gold® is registered and sold in over 30 countries.
Stockton is an international company established in 1994 as a privately-owned company and has a staff of 40 employees in Israel, and around 120 employees worldwide. The company has offices in 20 countries and operates in about 40 countries.
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