Bayer CropScience Announces David Wells as Golf Business Manager

Bayer CropScience Announces David Wells as Golf Business Manager

Wells Will Enhance Bayer's Focus on the Changing Needs of Golf Course
Superintendents

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB -
Environmental Science, a division of Bayer CropScience LP, today announced the
appointment of David Wells as golf business manager for the North American
turf and ornamentals (T&O) business. In this role, Wells will lead Bayer's
presence in the golf market segment with a focus on all current and future
products, services, equipment and programs.

"David's depth of experience in both turf management and manufacturing is an
ideal fit for this role, and will help connect us even more closely with our
superintendent customers," said Jose Milan, head of Bayer's T&O business. "As
golf business manager, David will enhance our laser focus specifically on the
changing needs of golf course superintendents and the golf industry."

In his new role, Wells will focus on golf segment-specific portfolio
management and integrated campaigns. He will also serve as industry liaison
between Bayer and key golf industry associations.

"I'm excited to be part of the Bayer team, and look forward to working with
Bayer and superintendents to explore the future of the industry, and find new
ways to meet the needs of superintendents and golfers," said Wells.

Wells brings to Bayer more than two decades of T&O industry experience. In his
most recent roles, Wells helped drive sales for industry manufacturers,
managing both sales and agronomic teams. Previously, Wells served as a golf
course superintendent for more than five years – in Australia, Hawaii, and San
Diego – and as an assistant superintendent in Tucson and New Zealand. Wells
also served for more than 14 years as a senior agronomist and turf industry
consultant for the New Zealand Sports Turf Institute, where he supported turf
maintenance and construction on both warm- and cool-season turf across New
Zealand, Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands. He is an accredited tutor for
the New Zealand Certificate of Sports Turf Maintenance, and has presented
numerous training courses in turf management, both in New Zealand and
internationally.

Wells holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture from Massey
University, New Zealand.

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About Bayer CropScience

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health
care, agriculture and high-tech materials. This year the company looks back on
150 years of working to fulfill its mission "Bayer: Science For A Better
Life". Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the
agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 8,383 million (2012) and is one
of the world's leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of
seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers
an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop
protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well
as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the
area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio
of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry
applications. The company has a global workforce of 20,800 and is represented
in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at:
press.bayercropscience.com.

Contact:

Bayer CropScience Media Hotline, 1-877-879-6162, or

Ciara Ahern

Global Prairie

Tel: (216) 374-1274

Email: ciara(dot)ahern(at)global-prairie(dot)com

Becca Hogan

Manager of External Communications

Bayer CropScience LP

Tel: (919) 549-2998

Email: becca(dot)hogan(at)bayer(dot)com

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