Qualterra names new sales executive

Qualterra recently announced Cameron Fox has joined the company as a sales executive, according to a news release. Fox’s journey in the agricultural industry includes work as a wine grape grower and expert in rare varieties. He previously was growing operations manager at Skagit Horticulture and has served on various advisory boards including the Washington State Grape Society, the Foundation Block Advisory Committee and the National Clean Plant Network’s Tier 2 hops board.

“We are excited to welcome Cameron to the Qualterra team,” said Mike Werner, CEO of Qualterra. “His extensive experience and dedication to sales, business development and customer satisfaction align perfectly with our company values. We look forward to seeing the positive impact he will undoubtedly make on our organization.”

For more information, visit: qualterraag.com.

Tobin joins Pear Bureau Northwest

Pear Bureau Northwest recently announced Jenna Tobin has joined the organization as its communications and social media coordinator, according to a news release. Tobin brings more than six years of social media marketing experience, having spearheaded many digital marketing and social media campaigns while at the University of Oregon, Browny Bee Honey and Toolhouse Inc.

“I’m so excited to bring my passion for using digital platforms as a vehicle for storytelling and to advocate for our dedicated pear growers,” Tobin said.

Marketing communications manager Jim Morris said Tobin’s background with another agricultural commodity “gives her an authentic voice to represent our growers and the industry.”

Tobin earned a master’s degree in strategic communications from the University of Oregon.

For more information, visit: usapears.org.

Sirohi appointed CEO of DECCO WW

DECCO WW, part of the UPL Group, recently announced the appointment of Manish Sirohi as CEO of DECCO WW, according to a news release. 

“Postharvest solutions are a core part of our business and a crucial component of our sustainable future,” said Jai Shroff, UPL CEO and chair. “These solutions are not just about preserving foods; they’re about sustaining livelihoods, ensuring food security and minimizing waste in an increasingly demanding world with a rapidly growing population. Manish has an impressive 20-year history with UPL and is the natural choice to lead DECCO WW into its new phase of growth to become the postharvest global leader.”

Sirohi joined UPL in 2004 and has held various positions across different markets, most recently serving as global commercial head of DECCO WW. 

“I am honored to step into the role of CEO,” said Sirohi. “I’ve had the privilege to grow with the company for many years, and I’m excited to lead DECCO WW in its mission to transform postharvest practices, leverage our expertise to drive innovation and make a meaningful impact across the agricultural landscape.”

For more information, visit: deccopostharvest.com.

Redox expands presence in Japan

Redox Bio-Nutrients has acquired 10 percent of the Axxion Corp. LLC, according to a news release. Axxion was founded 42 years ago by Mory Ogata and provides fertilizers and moisture management surfactants to golf courses throughout Japan. The company has also seen steady growth in plant nutrition for traditional agricultural crops in the country, including rice. Qvou Inc., a marketing company, is the majority shareholder of this new partnership, with 80 percent of the total.

“I had additional opportunities, but partnering with Qvou and Redox were superior for a variety of reasons,” Ogata said. “Product development has pole-vaulted Redox to become one of the most impressive companies of its kind in the United States. Additionally, Qvou CEO Ryotaro Kubo has led his company to be one of the fastest growing midsized companies in Japan. I am honored to partner with both businesses.”

Axxion has long-term purchase contracts with Redox and one other supplier for exclusive distribution rights in Japan.

For more information, visit: redoxgrows.com.