Syngenta Canada Inc. has announced the appointment of David Kuypers to head of Lawn and Garden for Canada.
“As part of our ongoing commitment to the professional turf management industry, we are very pleased to add David to the Lawn and Garden leadership team,” said Jay Bradshaw, president of Syngenta Canada.
Scott Reasons, head of Lawn and Garden for the Americas, adds, “David brings a wealth of industry experience, strong policy understanding and strategic relationships to this role. His expertise and know-how will prove invaluable as we look to deliver innovative solutions to our turf customers in Canada.”
Kuypers assumes leadership of the company’s specialized professional turf, ornamental and professional pest management portfolios in Canada.
He will work to ensure Syngenta business strategies are aligned with and support Canadian policies concerning the commercialization and sale of these products.
“I’m very pleased to be working with a dynamic team of professionals and specialists serving the Canadian market,” Kuypers said.
“We will continue to work closely with the industry and other stakeholders in support of the development and delivery of innovative turf solutions and improvements for the benefit of the Canadian turf sector,” he added.
Kuypers has enjoyed a lengthy career in the turf industry that includes 10 years working as the golf course and grounds superintendent at Cutten Fields prior to joining Syngenta Canada as a turf specialist in 2014.
He holds a Certified Golf Course Superintendent (CGCS) designation with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America and is a professional Agrologist (P.Ag) with the Ontario Institute of Agrologists. He is based out of the Syngenta Canada headquarters in Guelph, Ont.
Syngenta is an agriculture company with a focus on improving global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through science and innovative crop solutions, the company aims to to rescue land from degradation, enhance biodiversity and revitalize rural communities.