Syngenta Flowers has named Chad Underwood as its new head of sales in North America.
Underwood, per the release, “brings a tremendous amount of industry knowledge and experience in various business roles with breeders, brokers, growers and retailers for over 20 years.”
As head of sales, Underwood will lead Syngenta Flowers’ commercial sales team and play a pivotal role in building on the strategic relationships with brokers and growers in the North American market. He remains part of the leadership team in North America and will also become part of the global leadership team.
“Since joining Syngenta Flowers in 2014, I have been consistently impressed with both the depth of our product portfolio and the quality of our team of sales professionals,” Underwood said, per the release. “We want to continue the momentum created with our channel partners, and I look forward to getting to work alongside the team to developing strategies that aim for our customers to succeed.”
“Our recent leadership changes in the Syngenta Flowers organization are bringing us closer to our customers and allowing us to respond to their needs even faster than before,” Mark Schermer, head of Syngenta Flowers, said per the release. “We have a clear regional focus, but we want to create more regional influence globally. Creating the position of Head of Sales North America was important in this new setup, and the appointment of Chad shows that we prioritize our team’s talent and promote from within our organization. That is a result of our continuous investment in the development of our people.”