Marrone Bio Innovations Inc.

05/13/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 05/13/2019 17:55

Marrone Bio Innovations appoints Loys Hawkins as Western Cascades territory sales manager

DAVIS, Calif., May 13, 2018 - Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (MBI) (NASDAQ: MBII), an international leader in sustainable biopesticide and plant health solutions, today announced the appointment of Loys E. Hawkins, as U.S. Western Cascades Territory Sales Manager effective immediately.

Loys joins Marrone Bio Innovations with over ten years of experience in commercial agricultural product development and technical sales support as well as fifteen years in crop protection management. As a licensed Oregon Pesticide Control Advisor (PCA) and Washington and Idaho Demonstration and Research Private Applicator, she has extensive crop production and integrated pest management experience driving product demand through field development, education and training.

Most recently, Loys worked for Suterra LLC. in roles of increased responsibility, which included product line and technical line leadership as well as a U.S. Technical Support Manager where she assisted in development, implementation, and sales of insect mating disruption products. Prior to Suterra LLC, she worked as a Pest Control Manager for one Southern Oregon's largest commercial pome and stone gift-quality fruit growing operation's owned by Harry and David's Bear Creek Orchards. During this time, she built integrated pest management strategies with local University and manufacturer research teams that addressed marketplace barriers; resulting in market share growth and new product sales.

Loys holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Southern Oregon State College and is active in the community; including membership in a number of professional organizations, such as the Oregon State University Food Safety & Environment Toxicology Program Advisory Committee and Entomological Society of America (Pacific Branch).

'Loys is a respected contributor with a proven track record of developing innovative technologies that help growers with their advanced integrated crop protection needs. Her customer focus, and in-depth knowledge of the agriculture industry will be an asset to both our channel, growers and our business. We are pleased to welcome her to the Marrone Bio team,' said Barner Jones, Director of Sales and Account Management.

About Marrone Bio Innovations
Marrone Bio Innovations Inc. (NASDAQ: MBII) leads the movement to more a sustainable world through the discovery, development and sale of innovative biological products for crop protection, plant health and waterway systems treatment that support a better tomorrow for farmers, turf managers and consumers around the globe. MBI has screened over 18,000 microorganisms and 350 plant extracts, leveraging its in-depth knowledge of plant and soil microbiomes enhanced by advanced molecular technologies to rapidly develop seven effective and environmentally responsible pest management products to help customers operate more sustainably while uniquely improving plant health and increasing crop yields. Supported by a robust portfolio of over 400 issued and pending patents around its superior natural product chemistry, MBI's currently available commercial products are Regalia®, Stargus®, Grandevo®, Venerate®, Majestene®, Haven® and Amplitude™, Zelto® and Zequanox®.

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