American Vanguard to Integrate OHP into AMVAC Family
On April 6, American Vanguard Corp. and its subsidiary AMVAC Corp. announced they are bringing their OHP Inc. subsidiary into the AMVAC Environmental Products (AEP) family to create a unified non-crop business entity within AVD.
OHP was acquired by AMVAC in 2017 to expand its non-crop footprint in the plant production segment.
The integration of OHP and AEP is part of AVD’s long-term strategy to grow and re-define its position in non-crop markets through portfolio expansion, innovation, licensing and acquisition.
Eric Wintemute, chairman and CEO of American Vanguard, said, “The integration of our dynamic specialty product businesses is part of the company’s long-term strategy to increase capacity, broaden product portfolios, and support AEP’s and OHP’s collaborative efforts to develop new biological, biorational and proven chemistry solutions to the market.”
Wintemute noted in particular that OHP’s biosolutions for U.S. nursery and ornamental customers are a key part of the company’s growing portfolio of low-impact platforms in both the U.S. and internationally. “These green and sustainable platforms, combined with our precision application technologies, provide American Vanguard with unique and compelling ESG (environmental, social, and governance) solutions.”
With OHP’s integration come several leadership changes.
Dan Stahl, OHP vice president/general manager, is planning to retire from OHP at the end of April. He has worked closely with AEP CEO Shayne M. Wetherall and the extended AEP executive team to facilitate a smooth integration ensuring OHP will continue to deliver excellent products and service to its customers and its channel and supplier partners. A formal announcement of Stahl’s retirement is forthcoming.
Upon Stahl’s retirement, Troy Bettner, vice president of marketing and sales for OHP, will continue to lead OHP’s commercial efforts and supplier relationships and will report to Wetherall. Bettner joined OHP in 2018 and has worked closely with Stahl to prepare for this management transition.
“Dan’s many contributions have been pivotal to OHP’s success and have provided the platform for its strategic integration with AEP. With a smooth transition to Troy’s commercial leadership, and in partnership with the AEP team, OHP will continue to deliver excellence to our customers and also deliver on our vision for AEP, which is to be the fastest-growing provider of technology and innovation to the markets we serve,” Wetherall said.