PETACH TIKVA, Israel, Aug. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The Stockton Group (STK), an international crop protection company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Yaakov (Kobi) Inbar as Vice President of Research and Development. In his new role, Kobi will be adding his expertise and knowledge to further the development of STK's pipeline, leading our efforts on a global scale, new growth opportunities and commercialization.
Dr. Inbar holds a Ph.D. in Plant Protection (specializing in biological control of plant diseases) Biochemistry and Microbiology from the Faculty of Agriculture from the Hebrew University. Among his many experiences, Kobi brings many years of extensive managerial, R&D and business experience in the areas of Agri and Pharma. He was Co-founder and COO of Genaphora and lecturer on Biotech management in the university.
"We are pleased to have Kobi join our executive team. He possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience in the crop protection market and we look forward to his future contributions to the business." said Ziv Tirosh, CEO of the Stockton Group. "I am confident that Kobi will continue to strengthen our strategic plans and continue to drive the development of our internal pipeline."
The appointment of Dr. Inbar reflects on STK's efforts to continue building a strong and competent research and development organization, delivering innovative agro products and addressing the unmet needs to modern agro technology.
About the Stockton Group
The Stockton Group (Stockton) specializes in the development and marketing of plant extract-based bio-pesticides. Its core focus is on the incorporation of these bio-pesticides into conventional agriculture spraying programs that use conventional chemical products, thus creating a balanced, cleaner and sustainable agricultural environment.
Stockton has an active R&D program for the development of future natural products for crop protection. Its unique research and development center in Israel invests substantial resources in developing 'green' products. Stockton has a variety of products adapted to different agro ecological areas, 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 diseases in diverse crops. The product demonstrates an efficacy equivalent to chemical fungicides, and is suitable to be use in conventional and organic agriculture. Timorex Gold® is registered and sold in over 30 countries.
Stockton is a global 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 over 40 countries.
SOURCE The Stockton Group (STK)