Strategic Business Manager
A graduate of the University of Buffalo, Mr. Middione began his career at the FMC Corporation where he served as a Senior Research Biologist before joining American Cyanamid. Mr. Middione held roles in Manufacturing, Sales, Marketing, and Sales management before accepting a position at United Agri-Products in 1999. He served as General Manager at UAP West before joining the upstart company Agrian, Inc. to serve as their Chief Operation Officer in 2006. Mr. Middione brought his 30 plus years of ag experience to Generic Crop Science.
Regional Manager - Midwest
Mr. King graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with degrees in Agriculture and Marketing. Mr. King then went to work for Rhone-Poulenc/Bayer Crop Science and remained there 16 years as a Sales Territory Manager and Southern Region Business Manager. Prior to joining the Generic Crop Science team, Mr. King spent time with Cheminova as a Territory Business Manager.
Turf and Ornamental
With 20+ years of experience in sales and marketing of crop protection and specialty products, Mr. Zech has vast experience with generic chemicals. He has served as the President of United Turf Alliance, LLC a consortium of independent turf distribution companies marketing chemicals under their own brand names. Previous experiences include 13 years at Sipcam Agro USA where responsibilities included managing sales and marketing efforts for Agricultural, Turf, Ornamental, Pest Control, Biocide and Wood Preservation businesses. Mr. Zech is a family man with 3 children and an avid outdoorsman.
Regional Manager - Northern California
Regional Manager - Central California
Regional Manager - Southern California & Arizona
Regional Manager - Pacific Northwest
Regional Manager - Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma
Ms. Kinsley holds a Business Administration degree and has been in the Agricultural Industries for 12 years. Cheryl brings value to Generic Crop Science with her ability to be versatile in many roles with her vast experience in Customer Relations. In her free time, she enjoys her family and golf.
Regional Manager - Southeast
Mr Tart comes to Generic Crop Science with 30 years of experience within the agriculture sector. Prior to joining GCS, Mr Tart spent 9 years with AgXplore International as National Technical Sales Director and Regional Sales Director. Mr Tart graduated from UNC Wilmington in 1989 and began his career working as a private crop consultant and later became Certified Crop Advisor. His experience with agriculture sales and crop production will be a valuable benefit to GCS in the Southeast Region.
Shiv D. Sharma, Ph. D.
Product Development and Technical Service Manager
Dr. Sharma comes to Generic Crop Science with 25 plus years of research and development experience and most recently served in a similar role at the FMC Corporation where he was responsible for product development and successfully launched several herbicide products. A graduate of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, U.K., Dr. Sharma served his State Agricultural University in India as Associate Professor Weed Control and at the University of Florida as Research Associate before joining FMC in 2008.
Dr. Sharma’s excellent skills in communication across cross-functional team, experience in product development, herbicide discovery and his vast knowledge of the regulatory process will help accelerate Generic Crop Science rapid product expansion.
Vice President of Operations
Mr. Thayer comes to Generic Crop Science after over 30 years in the Crop Protection Industry. Prior to joining GCS, Mr. Thayer was the Vice President of Sales & Marketing and Procurement for Helena Industries where is spent over 16 years. Mr. Thayer also worked for FMC Corporation where he held key Management positions, including Sales Management, Product Development, Supply Chain and Operations Management. Mr. Thayer graduated from Northeastern University with a degree in Chemical Engineering and has a Master’s Degree in Business from John Hopkins University. Mr. Thayer will bring his skills and experiences to the GCS Team as the company looks to expand its product portfolio and business performance.
Registration Specialist/Customer Service Support
Ms. Overacker received her education from University of Phoenix and Eastern Oregon University, with an emphasis on Business Management and Accounting. Ms. Overacker has been a controller and office administrator for a number of organizations including health care and production. Ms. Overacker’s attention to detail and strong customer service skills make her a valuable addition to the Generic Crop Science team.