Apr 13, 2022
OHP Names New VP, Adds Technical Manager

OHP Inc., an American Vanguard Co., has promoted Ron Ostrander to vice president of commercial operations, and added Sam Drahn as technical manager.

In his new role, Ostrander will direct all commercial efforts for OHP, a provider of technology-based pesticide solutions for the greenhouse and nursery production markets and key entity in the AMGUARD Environmental Technologies specialty solutions portfolio.

He joined OHP in 2018 as Florida Technical Sales Manager, where he successfully grew the OHP brand and product line at the grower and distributor level.

“We are fortunate to be able to fill this key position with someone from within our ranks,” said Shayne M. Wetherall, CEO of AMGUARD and OHP. “Ron’s passion and enthusiasm are contagious, and we know he will lead OHP beyond where it’s been for many years – a recognized leader in our industry.”

Prior to joining OHP, Ostrander’s experience includes sales and commercial roles at Chemlawn, VJ Growers Supply, ProSource One and the HC-Companies.

In addition to this internal promotion, OHP has hired Sam Drahn. A nursery veteran, Sam most recently served as research director for Rainbow Ecoscience. Prior to that, he spent 14 years with Bailey Nurseries, working first as a greenhouse grower and then as the research and development director.

Drahn will focus on field development work on new and existing products and technical support of sales with a focus on herbicides and plant growth regulators. Hewill report to OHP Senior Technical Manager, Carlos Bográn.

“We were looking for someone with a particular set of skills and Sam fits our needs perfectly,” notes Wetherall. “He has R&D expertise, product development ability, and has worked in a sales and solutions-driven environment, all critical components of the OHP way of approaching the market.”

For more information, visit ohp.com.