Sean Loakes has been appointed as Syngenta Professional Solutions Technical Manager for the UK and Ireland.
Sean expands the existing Syngenta technical and business team, to offer further specialist trials expertise and developing new integrated solutions for turf, landscape, ornamentals production and pest control.
Sean's role is dedicated to customers in UK and Ireland, and will also support the continued work of Glenn Kirby, who now has the extended responsibility as Technical Manager for Turf & Landscape across Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
A qualified biologist, Sean has had a career in environmental science and research through practical field trials and laboratory studies, primarily focused on pesticide efficacy and best practice.
"With the increasing importance of biopesticides within integrated management programmes, there's an exciting opportunity to develop new strategies to meet the evolving challenges for customers," he said. "Syngenta has an exciting pipeline of R&D products and services. I look forward to working with customers, researchers and the industry to develop new solutions."
Welcoming Sean to the company, Daniel Lightfoot, Syngenta Business Manager for North West Europe, said: "Syngenta is committed to developing its unrivalled technical solutions. Sean's science and research background brings further experience and innovation to support customers with new products and achieving the best possible results."