2008 News Releases

Valent's Kevin Hammill Promoted to Vice President of Business Operations

October 13, 2008

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. (October 13, 2008)—Valent U.S.A. Corporation announces the promotion of Kevin Hammill from senior director of marketing to vice president of business operations.

"Kevin has been instrumental in growing Valent's base business, introducing new growth platforms and putting business systems in place to support the company's growth—ultimately helping enable Valent to better serve our customers," said Trevor Thorley, Valent president and chief operating officer and Sumitomo Chemical Company executive officer. "In this new role, Kevin will continue to strengthen Valent's presence in the agricultural and professional product industries, keeping a strong focus on our customers."

As vice president, Hammill will be responsible for Valent's agricultural and professional product marketing, sales and supply chain in the United States, including the company's seven recently introduced active ingredients. Additionally, Valent introduced the following new products to the market this year: Tourney™ Fungicide, Stellar™ Fungicide, Belay™ Insecticide, Clutch® Insecticide, Presidio® Fungicide and Bolero® UltraMax Herbicide. The company expects several new products to be launched in the near future in both agricultural and professional markets.

Valent markets and sells fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, miticides, nematicides and plant growth regulators for the agricultural, horticultural, turf and ornamental 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.