Turf & Rec

Bayer appoints MacMurdo to head up U.S. turf and ornamentals business

April 25, 2018  By  Mike Jiggens

Environmental Science, a business unit of the crop science division of Bayer, has named Will MacMurdo as head of the U.S. turf and ornamental business. In this role, he will lead strategic planning and commercial operations for the turf and ornamentals business, advancing the goal of providing solutions and agronomic advice for the betterment of customers in the golf course management, lawn and landscape, and production ornamentals markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Will into this new leadership role on our turf and ornamentals business,” said Mark Schneid, head of Environmental Science, North America. “Having led many parts of our Environmental Science business around the world, Will brings a perfect combination of deep knowledge of the green industry, a thorough understanding of the customers we serve, and the seasoned people and business management skills to lead our team in exceeding expectations.”

MacMurdo was most recently director of Environmental Science Canada. With Bayer, he has also held leadership roles with Environmental Science in Australia and France. Prior to joining Bayer, he held key management roles with Aventis and Rhone-Poulenc Canada Inc. He holds a bachelor of science degree from Dalhousie University’s faculty of agriculture.

“The opportunity to head up the U.S. turf and ornamentals business has always been an aspiration,” MacMurdo said. “My career path over the last 25 years in Canada and Australia has given me the experience to lead a great team here in the U.S. As we maintain and grow our best-in-class innovations, it’s also important we stay focused and committed to serving as a thought leader in our industry. This focus will be critical for us to shape future opportunities.”


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