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FMC Professional Solutions is dedicated to serving members of the turf industry with product innovation, education and communication. Through all of our social media efforts, we hope to always be a valuable resource you can look to for industry news, helpful advice, expert findings and more.

We also invite you to ask questions, share your experiences and let us know how FMC Professional Solutions can help you and your business thrive. It is all part of an ongoing commitment to Customer Driven Innovation that impacts everything that we do.

FMC Professional Solutions is part of the North American Agricultural Products Group of FMC Corporation. Headquartered in Philadelphia, FMC Corporation employs 5,700 people throughout the world. To learn more about FMC Professional Solutions, please visit our website.

ADAM MANWARREN

ADAM MANWARREN

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Adam Manwarren is the Turf & Ornamental Brand Manager for FMC Professional Solutions, overseeing all communications for golf, lawn care, landscape and ornamental products. Adam has spent over 12 years working in the professional pest control and agricultural markets and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agri-business from University of Minnesota as well as an MBA degree in Marketing and Entrepreneurship from Indiana University.

Adam lives outside Philadelphia with his wife, Alexandra, and two young sons.

MIKE KELLUM

MIKE KELLUM

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Mike Kellum is a Turf and Ornamental Market Specialist for FMC Professional Solutions, serving Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee. A proud graduate of Mississippi State University, Mike and his wife Jan have two sons — Ethan and AJ — whom they enjoy watching play football and baseball.

JAY YOUNG

JAY YOUNG

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Jay Young is a Professional Turf and Ornamental Market Specialist for FMC Professional Solutions . He passionately serves states throughout the Midwest. He is a proud graduate of Auburn University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy and Soils with an emphasis on Turfgrass Management. Jay resides in St. Louis, MO where he enjoys outdoor activities including hiking and golf, and is a father to Bogey, an 8-year-old yellow lab.

CORBETT SCHNATMEYER

CORBETT SCHNATMEYER

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Corbett Schnatmeyer is a Turf and Ornamental Market Specialist for FMC Professional Solutions, serving the West Coast. Corbett is a proud graduate of California State University from which he earned a B.S. degree in Agriculture with an option in Crops, Horticulture, and Land Resource Management. In his spare time, this off-road enthusiast enjoys camping, fishing, sport shooting, golfing, snowboarding and wakeboarding.

BOBBY WALLS

BOBBY WALLS

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Bobby Walls, Ph. D., has been lending his turf and ornamental expertise to the industry on behalf of FMC Professional Solutions since 2005. Bobby received his Ph.D. from North Carolina State University in Crop Science/Weed Science. He holds four patents for currently used herbicides and has three patents pending. His work has concentrated on development of products and technologies primarily in the United States. However, he has served on limited work experiences in Canada, Brazil, Argentina and Mexico He is a Certified Crop Advisor and Certified Professional Agronomist by the American Society of Agronomy.

ALLAN DUFOE

ALLAN DUFOE

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Allan Dufoe is a Turf and Ornamental Market Specialist for FMC Professional Solutions, serving Washington, DC, Maryland, Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey up through New York and New England. Allan is a proud graduate of The University of New Hampshire from which he earned a B.S. degree in Entomology. He and his wife Sandy relocated from Plymouth, MA to Annapolis, MD and have 12 year old twins, Morgan and Derek whom they enjoy watching play field hockey, baseball, lacrosse, soccer and basketball. Allan also spends time pursuing a M.S. degree from Virginia Tech and enjoying their boat on the Chesapeake Bay.

AJ HEPHNER

AJ HEPHNER

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AJ Hephner is the Turf & Ornamental Market Specialist for FMC Professional Solutions, covering North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia. AJ studied Agronomy for his undergrad at Wilmington College and received his Master’s in Agronomy from Texas Tech in 2011. AJ currently resides in North Carolina with his wife.

LUCIA MIJARES

LUCIA MIJARES

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Before taking her position as Marketing Analyst at FMC Professional Solutions, Lucia was a Sales Analyst in FMC BioPolymer, a division within the Specialty Chemicals Group of FMC. She is from Monterrey, Mexico and moved to the United States six years ago to get her degree in anthropology from Yale University. She currently resides in Philadelphia, enjoys salsa dancing and is avidly exploring indoor city gardening.

STEVE MORA

STEVE MORA

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Steve Mora is the Professional Pest Product Manager for FMC Professional Solutions, overseeing marketing activities for the professional pest segment. He joined FMC in July 2010 as a Pest Market Specialist for the Northeastern U.S. territory. Before coming to FMC, Steve worked as the District Service Manager for Viking Pest Control, specializing in termite, carpenter ant and bed bug control on commercial and residential accounts. He is an associate certified entomologist through the Entomological Society of America and received his undergraduate degree in Spanish Literature and Language from from Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York.

WENDELL CODNER

WENDELL CODNER

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Wendell Codner is the Strategic Accounts Segment Sales Manager for FMC Professional Solutions. After graduating from Tuskegee University in 1984, Wendell joined FMC Corporation as a Sales Representative in the Agricultural Chemical Group. During his tenure at FMC, Wendell has held several positions including National Sales Manager for both the Specialty Products and Agricultural Businesses as well as Marketing Manager for the Specialty Business. He uses his strong interest and ability to exercise influence with end users, trade groups, large retailers, academics and distribution.

DINA RICHMAN

DINA RICHMAN

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Dina Richman, Ph. D., became Pest Product Development Manager for FMC Professional Solutions in 2002. Her primary responsibilities include coordinating research on new and existing products and providing development support for new products. Richman received her master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Florida, working with Dr. Phil Koehler’s urban entomology program. She wrote her master’s thesis on flea control and her doctoral dissertation on subterranean termites. An avid cyclist, Dina lives in Philadelphia with her four dogs.

RICHARD SPIGLER

RICHARD SPIGLER

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Richard Spigler is a Professional Pest Market Specialist for FMC Professional Solutions, passionately serving the Northeast U.S. from Washington, D.C. to Maine. Along with his Master’s in Entomology from the University of Nebraska, Richard is a Board Certified Entomologist and is a member of Pi Chi Omega, the National Entomological Fraternity. He resides in Maryland with his wife Danielle and three children.

KATHY BAYERS

KATHY BAYERS

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Kathy Bayers is the Turf & Ornamental Key Accounts Manager for FMC Professional Solutions. She received her B.S. in Finance from Montana State University and is currently working towards a B.A. in Mathematics from the University of Mississippi. Kathy lives in Oxford, MS with her husband, Randy, and her hobbies include college football, scuba and classical piano.

BRIAN MOUNT

BRIAN MOUNT

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Brian Mount is the Pest Product Development Lead for FMC Professional Solutions. Brian has nearly 12 years of FMC knowledge and has held several positions, including Technical Service Representative, Field Technical Service Representative, and Turf and Ornamental Market Specialist in Florida. Brian focuses on the development of products for the General Household Pest, Termite and Consumer segments of FMC. He also develops and implements research protocols to relay technical knowledge to valued FMC customers.

MAUREN THOMPSON

MAUREN THOMPSON

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Maureen Thompson is the FMC Business Manager for Turf & Ornamental Solutions at FMC Professional Solutions. Maureen, an Illinois native, spent most of her career in the green industry after graduating from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Her experience has ranged from sales of agricultural seed, seed coatings and chemicals to sales and business management of turf & ornamental solutions. Maureen worked for FMC earlier in her career in the cotton markets of Texas and rejoined FMC in 1995 in the professional markets. She is currently the Business Manager for Turf & Ornamental Solutions and resides in Peachtree City, Georgia.

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