Gowan Forms Business Unit Dedicated to Biologicals
Gowan Company has created a new business unit dedicated to biological development and innovation. As part of this initiative, Gowan has purchased the remaining shares of Colombia-based EcoFlora Agro SAS through its U.K. subsidiary and the global biological business will be built around the EcoFlora brand.
EcoFlora Agro SAS was founded in 1998 and is a pioneer in the development of plant (botanical) extracts for effective and sustainable crop protection, such as EcoSwing biofungicide.
The newly formed unit reinforces Gowan’s global commitment to deliver more integrated crop solutions to organic and conventional growers in an ever-changing world of consumer demands.
Jim Petta recently joined the Gowan team as president of the new EcoFlora business unit. Prior to joining Gowan, Petta held senior commercial and technical leadership positions at ICI/Zeneca, Syngenta and Valent USA.
Gowan Group CEO, Juli Jessen, added “We have developed and registered organic products since the 1960’s. Our circumstances today, such as rapid adoption in our Latin American business and opportunity in Europe, led us to this focused venture. We are glad to have Jim Petta leading this unit.”