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Pinnacle Agriculture names Robert Marchbank President, CEO

Early this month, Pinnacle Operating Corporation announced that Robert Marchbank will lead its agriculture retail and wholesale distribution businesses across 27 states as the president and CEO.

The AgVenture network of seed companies is housed under Pinnacle Agriculture Distribution, Inc.

“Rob is an exceptionally talented leader with a proven track record in wholesale distribution,” says Samuel Feinstein, partner at Apollo Global Management and member of Pinnacle’s Board of Directors. “The knowledge, vision and experience that he brings to Pinnacle will be an invaluable asset for the company’s employees, customers, suppliers and investors.

“We are very excited to have Rob join the Pinnacle team and know that Rob will be an unparalleled leader for Pinnacle’s next chapter of profitable growth.”

Prior to joining Pinnacle, Marchbank most recently served as CEO of ProBuild Holdings, Inc., which, prior to its acquisition by Builders FirstSource , Inc., was one of the nation’s largest professional building materials suppliers.

Prior to ProBuild, Marchbank served as the CEO of Wolseley plc’s European operations, where he ran multiple business operations across 19 countries. He received his bachelor’s degree in government from The College of William and Mary.

“I am excited to join the Pinnacle team,” Marchbank says. “In particular, I am honored and privileged to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated and talented group of individuals.

“Pinnacle is a great organization with a solid legacy and an incredibly bright future. I look forward to helping Pinnacle continue to develop its employees and be the best at serving its customers so that they can grow profitably. I would also like to thank Kenny Cordell for his immense contributions to both Pinnacle and the industry more broadly over the course of his career. I look forward to continuing to work with and learn from Kenny as he transitions into a role on Pinnacle’s Board of Directors.”