Makhteshim Agan Group Leading Crop Protection Solution Providers Appoints Two European Positions
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Makhteshim Agan makes two appointments in Europe

11:34 AM, 4th September 2013
Makhteshim Agan Group Business News

TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL/SCHAFFHAUSEN, SWITZERLAND: The Makhteshim Agan Group (MAI), the world leader in branded off-patent crop protection solutions, has two new appointments in the European region. Jose Luis Collar is appointed as Head of Portfolio Management Europe. In his new position, Collar will focus on managing and harmonizing MAI’s product portfolio in Europe, with a special focus on Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. He will report to Anders Harfstrand, CEO, MAI’s Europe Region, and will work closely with the regional, regulatory, development and products & marketing groups.

Collar previously served as Managing Director of Makhteshim Agan Iberia, which includes the Company’s marketing activities in Spain and Portugal. This appointment is designed to strengthen MAI’s product portfolio and product life cycle management in the European Region. The Company has appointed Marc Odenthal to succeed Collar as the General Manager Makhteshim Agan Iberia. Prior to joining MAI, Odenthal held a number of senior positions at Bayer, most recently as head of its Consumer Care division in the Andean region of South America. Both appointments are effective immediately.

“Our appointment of Jose Luis Collar and Marc Odenthal to their respective positions in the European region underscores MAI’s commitment to accelerating our business activities and marketing platform in Europe. It also reflects the determined efforts to increase our market share in a highly competitive business environment by strengthening management infrastructure and increasing the focus on our product portfolio and product life cycle management,” said Harfstrand.

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