Chris Key Joins BASF as Central and Southern Florida Sales Specialist; Jonathan Smith Becomes South Carolina Sales Specialist

BASF Professional Vegetation Management (ProVM) announced today that Chris Key has joined the sales team as a sales specialist covering the Central and Southern Florida area. Key joins the ProVM group from the BASF Professional Pest Control group where he served as a sales specialist in Florida for the past six years.

The company also announced that Jonathan Smith has taken on the sales specialist role covering South Carolina. Smith is transitioning to sales from his previous role as marketing associate for the ProVM group.

“Chris brings to our group an impressive background including tenure with such companies as Bayer, Aventis, York Distribution and Terminix International,” said Mark Newman, BASF Eastern sales manager. “Additionally, we’re excited to have Jonathan Smith join us out in the field and fill an important territory for us,” Newman continued.

As sales specialists, Key and Smith will provide customer support, demonstrate new products and application technology, and recommend treatments to address vegetation management issues in their territories.

Key can be reached at 813-758-2344 or and Smith can be reached at

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