SePRO Names New Vice President
SePRO has hired Greg Armel as the company’s vice president of research, regulatory and innovation.
“It seems like every day we are hearing about new resistant weed species in agriculture, a turf disease problem, insect outbreaks in greenhouses, or invasive weeds and algae destroying our ability to enjoy our water resources. Greg will be leading a team that is dedicated to developing better technical solutions for our customers,” said Tyler Koschnick, SePRO’s president.
Armel will be based at the SePRO Research & Technology Campus (SRTC) in Whitakers, North Carolina.
“A robust research, development, and innovation program is vital to helping our customers succeed. We can’t wait to announce the future products and services that will help our customers in the Aquatics, Turf, Ornamental, and Ag markets. Greg joins us at a time when we have some very exciting technologies in the pipeline,” said Sam Barrick, vice president of marketing.
Armel completed his education at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, holding a Bachelor of Science in Forestry and Wildlife Management, a Master of Science in Vocational and Technical Education and a Ph.D. in Weed Science.
He began his career in the agri-chemical industry as a biologist in an herbicide discovery group before transitioning to a role as product development specialist.
He returned to academia as an assistant professor at the University of Tennessee. In this joint extension and research position, he developed a program to address weed management issues in vegetables, small fruit, tree fruit, ornamental plants, and invasive weeds. Armel then returned to industry, most recently as a global herbicide development manager and as a weed control expert supporting customers in the forestry, aquatic, and total vegetation management segments.