DURHAM, NC: SipcamAdvan announces effective today the appointment of Giovanni Affaba to SipcamAdvan as Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board. Based in Milan, Italy, Mr. Affaba also serves as the Sipcam-Oxon Group Managing Director. Also effective today are the appointments of Adam Burnhams and Andrew Bodane to Joint Chief Operating Officers. In these new roles, Adam and Andrew assume the day to day operations of the Sipcam Agro USA family of companies in the United States. Adam will be the chief commercial lead, heading marketing, sales, development and regulatory. Andrew will take the lead for finance, supply chain, manufacturing, IT, Advan de Mexico and human resources.
Additional organizational changes include the promotion of Scott Peterson to Agriculture Business Unit Sales Manager and the hiring of Paul Conover who will join the Sipcam Advan team as Supply Chain Manager effective January 1, 2012.
Owned by the Sipcam-Oxon Group, an Italian company known for its formulation and manufacturing expertise, SipcamAdvan uses a distribution-focused marketing strategy to provide fungicides, herbicides and insecticides to the professional turf, ornamental, agriculture markets and the home and garden sector in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company is headquartered in Durham, North Carolina.