PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FMC Corporation (NYSE: FMC) announced today that the CropLife America (CLA) Board of Directors elected Diane Allemang, FMC Agricultural Solutions director of Global Portfolio Management & Strategic Marketing and North America Business Development, as the association's 46th chair of the board for a two-year term.
Allemang was elected at CLA's recent joint Annual Meeting with RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment), marking a significant highlight in CLA's history as Allemang became its first female chair. As the head of CLA's board, Allemang will work with the organization's leadership and board to meet its strategic objectives.
"I look forward to continuing to work with CropLife America on important issues facing the agricultural industry," said Allemang. "CLA's dedication to American agriculture and addressing long-term global issues, such as feeding the ever-growing world population, is inspiring. I'm honored to play a role in their work."
Jay Vroom, president and CEO of CLA, echoed this sentiment: "The CropLife America board is committed to advancing technology for today's farmers, which is reflected in our organizational programs and priorities. We look forward to Diane's leadership during the next two years."
CLA is the national trade association that represents the manufacturers, formulators and distributors of plant science solutions for agriculture and pest management. FMC Corporation is a proud member of CLA and shares a mutual vision of meeting the food and nutritional needs of billions of individuals
Allemang is responsible for business development for North America Crop and Global Strategic Marketing/Global Portfolio Management at FMC Agricultural Solutions. She was previously executive vice president of Cheminova A/S's North America organization where she led development, marketing and regulatory affairs. Allemang joins colleague John Cummings, manager of FMC North America Crop Regulatory Affairs, who currently serves as the chair of the CLA Strategic Oversight Council.
For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. FMC acquired Cheminova in April of 2015. Pro forma revenue totaled approximately $4.5 billion in 2014. FMC employs approximately 6,600 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
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