Dan Stahl, a leader in the crop protection industry who most recently guided and developed OHP Inc.’s position as a leading provider of product solutions for the greenhouse and nursery market, will retire as the company’s vice president and general manager effective June 30. The announcement was issued in a press release disseminated on April 13.
Upon Stahl’s retirement, Troy Bettner, vice president and marketing and sales for OHP, will continue to lead OHP’s commercial efforts and supplier relationships, reporting to Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO of AMVAC Environmental Products ("AEP").
"Dan’s leadership and numerous contributions to the industry have been key to OHP’s success," said Wetherall. "He has been an effective mentor to Troy Bettner and has worked very closely with me and the AEP executive team to facilitate a smooth integration. OHP’s personnel and market partners remain its key strength, and the OHP brand will continue to deliver excellence and innovation to its customers, channel partners, and supplier partners in the ornamentals market."
Stahl’s 30-plus-year career in crop protection has included roles in sales, marketing, global strategy and sourcing with Rhone-Poulenc, Aventis and Bayer. He joined OHP in 2005 as VP, marketing & business development and became VP/GM in 2017. Under his leadership, the company in 2017 introduced "OHP biosolutions," a new line of products specifically designed for the expanding segment of greenhouse and nursery growers who utilize biological products exclusively or in combination with conventional products.
Stahl also has been an active member of RISE: Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment for the past 16 years, serving on the board and as well as the association’s chairman.
Said Wetherall: "All of us at OHP and AEP deeply thank and congratulate Dan for his many years of service not only to OHP but to the industry at large. We wish him all the very best in his retirement."
OHP, acquired by AMVAC in 2017, recently was integrated into the AMVAC Environmental Products ("AEP") family to create a unified non-crop business entity within parent company American Vanguard (NYSE: AVD).
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