Around the Industry: May 17, 2010

May 14, 2010 - 06:09

Dramm Hires New Sales Manager

Dramm Corp. recently welcomed Casey Schoenberger as its new sales manager for the Northwest U.S. and western Canada regions. Schoenberger is a certified professional horticulturist and certified permaculture designer through the Washington State Nursery and Landscape Association. He also has more than years' experience as horticulturist at Christianson’s Nursery & Greenhouse. He
currently runs a community-supported agriculture farm in Washington’s Skagit Valley, growing organic vegetables, fruits and nuts. In this new role, Schoenberger be providing support to farmers in the organic market. He will be working from his home office in Mount Vernon, Wash., and can be reached at or 360.333.4044. For more information, visit

Agrium Advanced Technologies Promotes From Within

Agrium Advanced Technologies recently announced the promotion of Jeff Novak to vice president of marketing and innovation, as well as the expansion of its marketing department to include agronomy, communications, marketing, product innovation and regulatory affairs. In his new role, Novak will be responsible for strategic marketing planning and expanding markets for the company's product lines. Novak first joined Agrium Advanced Technologies in 2009 as senior director of marketing; he has more than 20 years’ experience in the fertilizer and agricultural products business. For more information, call 888.757.0072 or visit

McConkey Introduces New Senior Buyer

McConkey Co., a horticultural supplier for growers throughout the West, recently announced the appointment of Wensheng (Vincent) Li as senior buyer for the company. Li, a supply chain professional with 10 years of experience in sourcing, inventory management and operations, will search the world for products. He will focus on improving McConkey's service levels and product portfolio to our customers by streamlining inventory, improving vendor communications, and sourcing products that benefit McConkey’s customers. The company, based in Sumner, Wash., manufactures and distributes more than 10,000 products used by growers in the nursery and greenhouse industries. For more information, visit

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