Pulliam to Retire from Syngenta at End of ’12, Valentine Named to Position
On Aug. 21, Syngenta announced that Keelan Pulliam, head, Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America, (formerly the Flowers Professional business), has elected to retire at the end of 2012, after 33 years with the company.
Scott Valentine, a 15-year Syngenta veteran, has been named the new head of the Flowers, Home & Garden North America based in Gilroy, Calif.
Pulliam first joined Syngenta legacy company ICI Americas in 1979 as a territory sales representative. Pulliam’s other leadership roles include such key positions as head of Turf & Landscape in North America and president of Conrad Fafard, Inc., another Syngenta legacy company.For the past two years, Pulliam served as head of the Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America business overseeing the company’s genetics breeding and distribution divisions.
“In this role, Keelan was critical in integrating multiple businesses into one integrated operating unit, furthering Syngenta’s leadership in the floriculture industry with cutting-edge industry genetics and integrated solutions,” said Tim Kroenke, head, Syngenta Lawn & Garden North America. “As a leader, his contributions to Syngenta and the Lawn & Garden North America business are numerous and he will be greatly missed.”
Valentine will serve as the new head of Syngenta Flowers, Home & Garden North America effective immediately. Most recently, he served as the head of Marketing Services for Lawn & Garden North America.
Prior to this role, Valentine served as a marketing and program manager for Syngenta Turf & Landscape North America. Valentine’s early career in Syngenta included working as a biotechnology project manager for Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.