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For 60 years, Brandt has delivered a common theme: control. Today we offer growers around the world unlimited opportunity by supplying new technologies and innovative processes that help bring greater control against the uncertainties of nature. Through three complementary businesses focused on the global agriculture market, we strive every day to make growers more profitable and the world’s food supply more secure.
BRANDT NAMES TWO INDUSTRY LEADERS TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Springfield, Illinois (April 17, 2013) – BRANDT today announced the appointment of two industry veterans to its board of directors. Joining the BRANDT board are John Salmonson, formerly owner of Monterey AgResources, Inc. and John Peaty, formerly owner of Barmac Pty Ltd and Globe Australia Pty Ltd. The new board members bring more than 85 years of combined experience in global agriculture.
"As we continue to expand our business worldwide, it’s critical that we expand our leadership pool," said Rick Brandt, President & CEO of BRANDT. "These two guys provide a depth of experience, talent and insight that will help us take BRANDT to the next level." Read more >
BRANDT APPOINTED TO WORLD COCOA ECONOMY BOARD
Springfield, Illinois (April 19, 2013) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that Dr. Ramon Georgis has been invited to represent the company on the International Cocoa Organization’s Consultative Board on the World Cocoa Economy for the 2013/2014 and 2014/2015 cocoa years.
"I am deeply honored by this appointment," said Dr. Georgis, BRANDT International Business Director. "This gives us a seat at the table in helping to grow and shape a critical market where we have the expertise and products to make a real difference—a difference that will be felt in grower’s lives."
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BRANDT NAMED TO UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA'S FAST 56
Springfield, Illinois (April 16, 2013) – At a celebration held Friday on the USF campus in Tampa, Florida, BRANDT was named to the University of South Florida’s inaugural Fast 56. The USF Fast 56 recognizes and celebrates the fastest growing businesses owned or led by USF alumnus.
"I am incredibly proud that our team made this prestigious list of fast-growing companies,” said Rick Brandt, President & CEO of BRANDT. "To think that we’re still growing at such a phenomenal rate—even as we celebrate our 60th anniversary—that’s an amazing accomplishment.” Read more >
Photo: Rick Brandt, CEO of BRANDT, accepts the USF Fast 56 award from USF System President Dr. Judy Genshaft (left) and USF Alumni Association Chair Kimberly Choto.
BRANDT HIRES TREE CROP AND HORTICULTURE SPECIALIST
Springfield, Illinois (April 8, 2013) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that George Murray has joined the company as a Tree Crop and Horticulture Specialist for the Specialty Formulations group. Murray’s primary focus will be to expand the company’s core nutrition and sustainable protection products into the arbor, landscape, greenhouse and specialty agriculture markets. He will report to Rodger Younker, National Sales Director.
“George is an incredibly talented individual and we are thrilled he has joined BRANDT,” said Rodger Younker, BRANDT National Sales Director. “We have a tremendous opportunity to grow our business in the specialty fruit and vegetable, landscape and greenhouse markets. George’s unique skill set and technical background will help demonstrate the added value that BRANDT’s products bring to growers.”
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BRANDT SPONSORS NEW AG INTERNATIONAL TRADESHOW AND CONFERENCE
Rio De Janiero, Brazil (March 13-15, 2013) – BRANDT returned to New Ag International as a primary sponsor and presenter at this year’s conference and tradeshow. The Specialty Formulations team was on hand promoting its proprietary foliar micronutrient product lines, BRANDT Smart System® and BRANDT Manni-Plex®. BRANDT’s Director of Agronomic Services, Vatren Jurin, gave a technical presentation on Maximizing Herbicide Efficiency and Micronutrient Delivery with Brandt Smart System.
Photo caption (left to right): Jaqui French, Marketing Manager at New Ag International; Dr. Ramon Georgis, Director of International Business at BRANDT; Jean-Pierre Leymonie, Managing Director as pictured with New Ag International.
BRANDT BEGINS THEIR CHAMPIONSHIP RUN AND 60TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (February 18, 2013) – BRANDT is just days away from kicking off their 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series season at Daytona International Speedway in the DRIVE4COPD 300. 2013 marks the 60th Anniversary for the agriculture company and its third as primary sponsor of Justin Allgaier and the No. 31 Chevrolet of Turner Scott Motorsports. The BRANDT Team is fired up to begin the year-long anniversary celebration and the first of 26 primary sponsored events in the NASCAR Nationwide Series. Read more >
BRANDT STRENGTHENS COMMITMENT TO ASIA PACIFIC REGION
Industry veteran David Sincock to join BRANDT team; Ray Kimmel to focus on Caribbean region
Springfield, Illinois (February 1, 2013) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today a strategic hire to lead its efforts in Asia Pacific. David Sincock has been appointed Senior Business Manager for Asia Pacific, charged with capitalizing on growth opportunities.
“Even though we’ve been in Asia for more than a decade, Asia represents a significant opportunity for growth,” said Rick Brandt, CEO & President of BRANDT. “We are counting on David to help us deliver that growth.”
Sincock has extensive experience in the agricultural chemical and fertilizer industry. Having operated in the international business arena for nearly 15 years, he will focus on further expanding the BRANDT business in the Asia Pacific region. Read more >
BRANDT RELEASES 2012 RESULTS FROM COMMUNITY SEED TRIALS
SPRINGFIELD, IL (January 10, 2013) – BRANDT released its 2012 results from the Hybrid Community Seed Trials. In 2012 the BRANDT Team fulfilled the promise of continuing the BRANDT Community Trials. The goal of the BRANDT Community Trials is to provide the customer with replicated local data for seed selection.
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2012 BRANDT RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT FARM RESULTS AVAILABLE
Springfield (January 8, 2013) – Results from the BRANDT Research & Development Farm for the 2012 growing season are now available online and in hard copy. Despite the challenging growing conditions, the eighth year of research continues to provide growers with information they can use in their operations to make informed decisions. For a full online copy, go to:
BRANDT CELEBRATES 60TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RETURN TO NASCAR
Justin Allgaier to drive the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet with Turner Scott Motorsports in the 2013 NASCAR Nationwide Series
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (January 7, 2013) – BRANDT, a leading agriculture retailer and manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today its return to Turner Scott Motorsports as the primary sponsor of the No. 31 BRANDT Chevrolet driven by championship contender Justin Allgaier. BRANDT is committed to being the primary sponsor for 26 of the 33 scheduled NNS races in 2013. Additionally, BRANDT will have the option to buy more races and to continue as sponsor in 2014. Read more >
BRANDT COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF MONTEREY AGRESOURCES
Deal expected to help BRANDT solidify national footprint and sustain aggressive growth
Springfield, Illinois (January 4, 2013) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Monterey Chemical Company, Inc. Monterey Chemical does business under the trade name Monterey AgResources. The transaction represents the remaining 30% of the shares of Monterey; BRANDT had acquired 70% in March 2010.
“As a family company, we welcome all the Monterey employees to the BRANDT family,” said Rick Brandt, CEO & President of BRANDT. “With the caliber of people at Monterey, the future is incredibly bright.”
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BRANDT NAMED #20 ON CROPLIFE 100 LIST OF TOP AG RETAIL DEALERSHIPS
Springfield, Illinois (December 31, 2012) – Moving up one spot since last year, BRANDT has been named to CropLife magazine's 2012 Croplife 100, an exclusive ranking of the nation's largest agriculture retail dealerships and cooperatives. The list provides a comprehensive look at the agricultureal distribution channel, while highlighting the largest organizations providing products and services to growers across the United States. BRANDT ranked 20 among the 100 companies profiled.
Crop Production Services tops this year's list. Companies included in the 2012 CropLife 100 listing were limited to independent dealerships and cooperatives offering fertilizer, crop protection and seed.
"As we celebrate our 60th anniversary, I am humbled that we're able to keep climbing the ladder of the CropLife 100,” said Rick Brandt, President & CEO of BRANDT. "This is an incredibly important ranking for our industry. We may not make number 1, but I promise you we'll give it our best shot!"
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BRANDT HIRES MID-SOUTH TERRITORY SALES MANAGER
Springfield, Illinois (December 27, 2012) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that Jay Turner has joined the company as Mid-South Territory Sales Manager. Turner will lead BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations sales initiatives in Western Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, reporting to Gregory Jackson, Eastern Seaboard Regional Manager.
“BRANDT has had a significant amount growth in the Southeast over the last few years and we have an excellent opportunity to expand our business into the Mid-South,” said Rodger Younker, BRANDT National Sales Director. "Jay has an extensive amount of product knowledge, specifically in our core nutrition business, and great relationships in the Mid-South region. We are very excited to welcome him to the team." Read more >
BRANDT JOINS WORLD COCOA FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Springfield, Illinois (December 27, 2012) – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that it has joined the World Cocoa Foundation. Dr. Ramon Georgis will represent BRANDT at the World Cocoa Foundation board level and be instrumental in educating industry leaders on using new, cost-effective technologies to maximize cocoa productivity and improve local economies.
"We would like to extend a warm welcome to Rick Brandt, Ramon and the rest of the BRANDT team as our newest WCF member!” said Tim McCoy, Senior Advisor at the World Cocoa Foundation."