HELM Agro US Hires Michael Hoger as National Sales Manager

Tampa, FL (February 27, 2018) – HELM Agro US, Inc. has hired Michael Hoger as its new National Sales Manager.

Hoger has extensive experience in the crop protection sector with a proven track record in national account and territory sales, market access strategies and management of cross-functional teams.

In his new role, Hoger will be responsible for the leadership, planning and execution of crop protection product sales and channel partner programs for HELM Agro US distributor, retailer and grower networks.

Hoger brings more than 30 years of agronomic experience to the HELM organization. Most recently he served as Area Sales Manager for DuPont Crop Protection. Prior to that Hoger was U.S. Corn Portfolio Manager and Key Accounts Manager for the same company. He also worked for CIBA-Novartis in various sales and marketing positions.

"Mike’s extensive background in sales, coupled with his passion for building strong marketplace relationships, makes him a valuable resource to our sales team and customers," says Jan Stechmann, President of HELM Agro US.

“Mike’s appointment is an excellent addition to the organization and in line with the future direction and growth of HELM here in the U.S.”

Stechmann adds, “With our regional sales managers all in place for the 2018 season, the company is well-positioned to implement its business strategy for faster market penetration and greater customer satisfaction.”

Currently, HELM has one of the fastest growing portfolios in the U.S. crop protection arena. In total, the company now has 19 products available for sales activities in the U.S. row crop, specialty crop and horticultural markets.

According to Stechmann, the company plans to add more offerings this year following anticipated EPA registration approvals.

Hoger holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He also maintains the professional certification of Six Sigma Black Belt. 

About HELM Agro US

HELM Agro US, Inc., located in Tampa, Florida, was founded in 2003. Its parent company, HELM AG, is a multi-billion dollar family-owned business with a history spanning 117 years. Today, HELM AG is one of the world’s major independent chemical marketing enterprises with more than a 100 subsidiaries in over 30 countries. HELM is committed to providing high quality crop protection solutions through innovative chemistries, convenient formulations and uncompromising customer service. This includes high standards in registrations, efficacy of products and customer engagement.