Roger Younker has joined BRANDT as national sales director. Younker will lead BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations sales initiatives, reporting to Bill Engel, BRANDT’s senior vice president.
BRANDT’s current national sales director, Dr. Julian Smith, will take on a new role as Director of BRANDT’s Discovery and Innovation team, leading the company’s plant health research and new product development.
“Roger is an experienced leader that understands distributor relationships and customer needs across all of the segments we serve – from our core in agriculture, to our growing turf and ornamental and lawn and garden business,” said Engel. “He is an excellent addition to BRANDT.”
Younker has more than 30 years of experience in specialty sales. Most recently, he was president and CEO of PROKoZ INC, a leading U.S. cooperative buying group servicing the pest control and turf and ornamental market. Prior to that, he held sales and management positions with Scotts, Bayer, Valent and United Agri Products.
“BRANDT is a great company with very strong values,” said Younker. “They believe in providing their customers the best products and services. Combine that with a high level of professionalism and you have a winning formula. I couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of this team.”