Simplot names specialty products manager

Industry veteran Jim Turner has been named specialty products manager for Simplot Partners, a position that was recently created in order to manage the marketing and sales responsibilities for its newly acquired line of specialty products. Jim is also tasked with serving as a key source of product knowledge for sales support. He will be based in Bradenton, Fla.

"We are thrilled that Jim chose to join the Simplot Partners team to lead the sales and marketing development of our new product line," said Nick Spardy, vice president and general manager. "His depth of experience, which includes time spent working with these specific products, is a tremendous asset."

Turner has over 25 years of experience in the sales and marketing fields within various agrochemical industries and served most recently as Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Turf and Ornamental division of Eco Soil Systems, Inc. In addition to his wide range of experience, Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Florida College of Agriculture.

Simplot Partners distributes products nationwide to professional turf customers. The organization has annual sales of more than $110 million. More information about Simplot Partners is available on their Web site at

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