Arysta LifeScience North America recently announced the transfer of Royce Schulte from the marketing team to a new role within the U.S. sales organization: Schulte has been named the Regional Sales Manager – Midwest. The Midwest position is within a newly created region for the company’s sales territory structure. Schulte’s transfer became effective April 1, 2014.
In the new role as Regional Sales Manager, Schulte will lead the development and implementation of the company’s fungicide growth in Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri and Ohio. Additionally, the region will include Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas to support the continued growth of PRE-PARE herbicide in the southern plains.
Schulte brings 19 years of experiences in sales and marketing, eight of which are with Arysta LifeScience. He started with the company as a product manager for cotton, transitioning to fumigants in 2009; and in 2012, he assumed product management responsibilities for herbicides in the U.S.
Prior to joining Arysta LifeScience, Schulte worked at MicroFlo.
“Royce is ideally suited to lead efforts in the Midwest,” said Jeff Tweedy, Head of Ag Sales and T&O – United States. “This new sales region requires a leader with both experience in sales and in marketing, and Royce brings this to the table. We look forward to seeing his leadership and expertise expand in this new role.”
Schulte will be supported by five territory sales managers, including Lon Kruger in Ohio, Troy Jaeger in Northern Iowa, Ryan Meredith in Southern Iowa and Brent Titus in Illinois; Arysta LifeScience is in the process of filling one additional sales manager position for the Midwest. Once filled, Schulte and his team will focus on building relationships with retailers and key growers, further educating them on products in the Arysta LifeScience fungicide portfolio.