PlantResponse™ is pleased to announce two new U.S.-based additions to the company’s global leadership team – Rad Page, chief commercial officer, and John Kruse, director of global agronomy.

As chief commercial officer, Rad Page will be responsible for driving business growth through marketing, sales, and customer interface development. He brings 34 years of agricultural expertise to PlantResponse, having held leadership positions at HydroBio, United Agri Products, Crop Production Services, FMC and Pinnacle Ag. Raised in South Carolina, Rad obtained his bachelor of science in agricultural economics from Clemson University.

In the role of director of global agronomy, John Kruse will lead field research and validation of developing technologies. He will also provide science-based support to the business and to customers. John brings his prior experience as an assistant professor and crop specialist for Louisiana State University’s Agricultural Center, and as director of agronomy – biologicals for Koch Biological Solutions. John earned his doctorate in agronomy from the University of Georgia.

Rad and John will support PlantResponse’s proven portfolio of plant technology, which includes Neptunion®, a novel plant metabolite that promotes plant development under water stress conditions, and Cybelion®, an extract derived from fungal cells that induces plant innate immunity and promotes growth.

Tom Snipes, our chief executive officer, says:

Rad and John both bring to the company excellent experience and a demonstrated ability to enable growth.

We are very pleased to welcome Rad and John to the team. They will play a key role as we continue to increase our footprint in the global crop technology market.