James Collingwood takes up the position of account manager – a key contact for distributors across the UK.
James, who is from an arable farming background, has a history in seed breeding as a variety specialist, and farm grain trading.
With six years of experience providing commercial and technical advice to individuals and businesses throughout the industry, James is looking forward to building on this in his new role.
“Throughout my career to date, I’ve had direct involvement with growers and their agronomists and it’s been my job to understand what products are being used in the field, and why.
“I’m now looking forward to being able to apply that knowledge when working with Certis’ customers. In particular, ensuring that they have an excellent level of support and advice in considering what range of products will be most effective in protecting crops throughout the season,” he explains.
“My primary aim for the first few weeks will be meeting and getting to know our customers. Make sure their needs are being met, and that they’re fully informed of any industry developments that are likely to affect their immediate business decisions.
“Certis has a heritage of working closely with distributors, and utilising my experience, I’m looking forward to continuing to develop these relationships into the future.”