2008 News Releases

Valent Appoints Mouser and Inouye to New Crop Specialist Roles

Company restructures Western sales force to better service customers

February 27, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (February 27, 2008)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation has restructured the company's Western sales force to provide customers with better access to specific product knowledge and support.

"This restructuring will enhance Valent's ability to serve our customers and retail partners through strong technical solutions and an understanding of Valent's new products as our growing product pipeline comes to market," said Alan Kennedy, Valent's Western region sales manager.
As part of the restructuring, Kirk Mouser joins Valent in the newly designated position of tree nut crop specialist, and Lyndon Inouye moves from his role as a Valent sales representative to be the new grape crop specialist.

"Lyndon and Kirk bring knowledge of the distribution channel and high-value production agriculture along with sound technical backgrounds to these new crop specialist roles," Kennedy said.

Mouser was most recently the West Valley PCA manager at Paramount Farming Company and holds a bachelor's in plant science from California State University, Fresno.

In addition to his successful career as a Valent sales representative, Inouye was formerly the director of field operations with Mendelson-Zeller, a division of Del Monte Fresh. He is a graduate of California State University, Fresno, and has a degree in agriculture business with a minor in viticulture.

Valent Sales Representative Mark Testerman now will be responsible for Inouye's former sales territory, and Valent's Monte Peckinpah will service Testerman's former territory.

Valent U.S.A. Corporation markets and sells fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf, ornamental and professional pest control markets.

For more information about Valent products, Valent U.S.A. Corporation or the full product line, call 800-6-VALENT (682-5368) or visit the Valent Web site at www.valent.com.