Seed World

Marrone Bio Innovations Strengthens Sales Team

Marrone Bio Innovations, a leading provider of bio-based pest management and plant health products, welcomes new regional sales territory managers.

“We are very pleased to welcome this talented group of seasoned industry veterans to bolster our sales team,” says James Iademarco, Marrone Bio president and chief operating officer. “Our sales territory managers have extensive experience from diverse companies, and we expect that they will play an important role as the company seeks to drive sales of its products.”

MBI hired the following territory managers: Jim Colitas in the Northeast and Michigan; Lori Epperson in the Mid South; Curt Nelson in Coastal California; Jorge Pacheco in the Pacific Northwest; and Eric Johnson the West Central region.

Jim Colitas — Northeast/Michigan

Colitas has held various positions throughout his 26 year career with present-day Bayer CropScience. For the past 14 years, he has worked with Adama in various positions in field sales, including as specialty product manager and national account manager.

Lori Epperson — Mid South 

Epperson has 20 years of sales and strategic business experience in the agriculture industry. She served as a sales representative and account manager with DuPont in territories in South Dakota, Ohio and Illinois.

Curt Nelson — Coastal California
Nelson has 20 years of industry experience with Western Farm Service, T-System Irrigations, AgraQuest and Adama. He has held various positions in PCA, including as a field specialist, district sales manager and market development manager.
Jorge Pacheco — Pacific Northwest

Pacheco has 20 years of retail sales and crop management experience in the U.S. and Latin American markets. Prior to relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 2005, he served as an account manager and sales leader with DuPont in Texas and Nebraska.

Eric Johnson — West Central

Johnson has been professionally selling in the agriculture and turf industry for more than 12 years, having previously worked with Compass Minerals, Precision Laboratories and Kalo, Inc. He has worked with various multiple step channel distribution throughout the Midwest, focusing on a value-added approach.