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Syngenta names Pulliam’s successor

August 28, 2012  By Canadian Garden Centre & Nursery

Aug. 28, 2012, Greensboro, NC — In preparation for Keelan Pulliam's retirement, Scott Valentine will takeover as Syngenta's head of flowers, home and garden in North America.

Pulliam first joined Syngenta legacy company ICI Americas as a territory sales representative in 1979. His rapid ascent into leadership roles included such key positions as head of turf and landscape in NorthAmerica and president of Conrad Fafard, Inc., another Syngenta legacy company.


For the past two years, Pulliam has served as head of the Syngenta flowers, home and garden North America business, overseeing the company’s genetics breeding and distribution divisions.

“In this role, Keelan was critical in integrating multiple businesses into one integrated operating unit, furthering Syngenta’s leadership in the floriculture industry with cutting-edge industry genetics and integrated solutions,” said Tim Kroenke, head of Syngenta lawn and garden in North America. “As a leader, his contributions to Syngenta and the lawn and garden North America business are numerous and he will be greatly missed.”

Valentine will serve as the new head of Syngenta flowers, home and garden North America, effective immediately. Valentine has been with Syngenta for nearly 15 years. Most recently, he served as the head of marketing services for lawn and garden North America, where he played a key role in leading several important market changes.

Prior to this role, Valentine served as a marketing and program manager for Syngenta turf and landscape North America. Valentine’s early career at Syngenta included working as a biotechnology project manager for Syngenta Biotechnology Inc. 

Valentine holds a doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a masters degree in business administration from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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