WALNUT CREEK, Calif. – Fine Americas, one of the world’s leading suppliers of plant growth regulators for the agricultural, greenhouse ornamental and landscape industries, is pleased to announce that Andrew (Drew) Hubbard has joined the group as technical and regulatory services coordinator.
In this new position, Hubbard will assist Fine Americas with technical and regulatory support for existing product lines, as well as development and testing for the company’s growing product lineup.
“We’re thrilled to have Drew join our Fine Americas team,” says Jim Scruggs, technical services manager with Fine Americas. “His academic credentials, along with years of hands-on experience in high-value tree fruit markets, will make him an ideal addition to our growing team of professionals dedicated to delivering innovative solutions and excellent customer service.”
With Drew’s background in production horticulture he will be able to provide product development perspectives and current product line support to this very important sector of Fine Americas business. Most recently, Hubbard coordinated research and technical support for G.S. Long Co. in Yakima, Washington, as well as design and implementation of plant growth regulator trials at Oregon State University. He holds a bachelor’s degree in production horticulture from the University of Illinois and a master’s degree in plant pathology from Oregon State University. Drew is continuing to pursue a Ph.D. in Pomology at Oregon State University.