Scotts Names New Marketing Manager

Scotts Professional is welcoming Jason Gardner as the marketing manager for its plant protection products. Gardner will be responsible for all plant protection products, including Jewel, Rout and OH2 pre-emergent herbicides, Benefit insecticide and Truban and Zyban fungicides. He will play a key role in developing the company’s professional plant protection product line and communicating the value of those products to the nursery and greenhouse grower markets.
Throughout his career, Gardner has undertaken numerous challenges, including implementing employee training programs, developing comprehensive marketing and sales plans and coordinating manufacturing supply chain logistics.
“We’re very pleased to have Jason join our marketing team,” says Ted Piatt, senior business unit director for Scotts Professional in North America. “His extensive experience in marketing and sales in the agricultural business combined with his passion for horticulture will be a tremendous asset to our group as we promote our plant protection product line.”
Prior to joining Scotts Professional, Gardner was responsible for marketing and business development at GTC Nutrition, a business unit of Corn Products International that specialized in science-based nutritional ingredients that support human and animal health. Gardner also served as director of marketing for Trend Setter Business Services, a marketing agency that specialized in agriculture, and held various positions within both Pfizer Animal Health and Elanco Animal Health.
“I’m excited to be a part of the Scotts Professional organization,” Gardner said. “Our plant protection product line has a great deal of potential, and I’m ready to work with our marketing and sales teams to grow this portion of our business within North America.”
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