Martin Joins Valent BioSciences Corporation as Manager, Global Field
Research and Development
LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. -- June 21, 2013
Valent BioSciences Corporation (VBC) announced that Dr. Randy Martin has
joined the company as Manager of the global Field Research and Development
group. In his new role, Martin will assume responsibility for certain of the
company’s field R&D activities directed toward the worldwide development of
new biorational products and their uses in agriculture.
VBC is the leader in developing and commercializing biorational products in 95
countries around the world. Biorationals are products typically derived from
biological origins (natural or synthesized) that are highly specific in their
activity while providing economic, health, and/or environmental benefits.
These products include microbial insecticides, fungicides and nematicides, as
well as plant growth regulators used in seed treatment, production
agriculture, postharvest and management of stress in crops.
Martin will report to Dr. Warren Shafer, Vice President, Global R&D and
Regulatory Affairs. According to Shafer, “The addition of Randy to our team
comes at critical time in the growth of our company. As we continue to build
our broad portfolio of biorational solutions, his leadership of our global
Field R&D team will have an immediate impact on the development of new
opportunities for our business.”
Prior to this role at VBC, Martin has had a successful career with several
global crop protection companies in various R&D roles including product and
market development, technical product support, and project and portfolio
management. Martin has a Ph.D. in Entomology from Texas A&M University.
“I am excited about the opportunities for VBC and the other Sumitomo Chemical
affiliate companies around the world,” Martin said. “VBC has earned its
reputation as the global leader in biorational product development, and its
robust pipeline speaks to the company’s clear vision for the future and
commitment to its customers worldwide.”
Martin will be headquartered in the Valent BioSciences offices in
About Valent BioSciences Corporation
Headquartered in Libertyville, IL, Valent BioSciences is a subsidiary of
Tokyo-based Sumitomo Chemical Company. Valent BioSciences is the worldwide
leader in the development, manufacturing and commercialization of biorational
products, with sales in 95 countries around the world. Valent BioSciences is
an ISO 9001:2008 Certified Company. For additional information, visit the
company’s website at www.valentbiosciences.com.
About Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited
Sumitomo Chemical Company is one of Japan’s leading chemical companies,
offering a diverse range of products globally in the fields of basic
chemicals, petrochemicals, IT-related chemicals and materials, health and crop
science products, and pharmaceuticals. For additional information, visit the
company’s website at www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english/.
Valent BioSciences Corporation
Rick Melnick, 847-968-4750
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