Dr. Jacqueline Applegate has been named head of Bayer Environmental Science North America, a new division of Bayer CropScience LP, which provides innovative plant health and pest solutions for consumer, turf and ornamental, and pest management professionals. The new organization provides a focused leadership team for the Bayer Advanced and Bayer Environmental Science entities, although each will continue to focus on its distinct business channels.
“[This] allows us to keep the focus even more on end-user needs to meet market dynamics, leverage the resources and knowledge within our organization and maximize innovation,” said Jackie Applegate, head of Bayer Environmental Science.
Applegate most recently served as head of Bayer Advanced, the consumer branded business, for home and garden products. Josh Weeks, who led the North American Professional business, will retire November 30, 2010. Applegate assumed the new responsibility effective September 1, 2010, with Weeks supporting her during the organizational transition until his departure in November 2010.