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Industry Veteran Terry Kippley Named President of CPDA

Arlington, VA: January 7, 2022 – The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) announced today that Terry Kippley has been named the President of CPDA, effective January 4, 2022. Kippley succeeds Gary Halvorson, who has served as President of the organization since 2018. Halvorson will continue advising the organization on EPA and state regulatory issues. 

Under Halvorson’s leadership, CPDA launched several new initiatives to further strengthen the association and add value for its members. During his 40-plus year career, Halvorson worked on crop protection product marketing and EPA and state regulatory roles for Monsanto, FMC and WinField.

“I am excited to welcome Terry as a vital member of our CPDA team to lead the organization as it enters its 35th year as the advocate and voice for the adjuvant, inert and post-patent crop protection industry,” said Tim Dlabaj, Chairman of the Board of Directors. “Terry brings over three decades of experience in the agriculture sector and is well-positioned to lead the organization’s efforts to continue its strategic imperatives of Advocacy, Community, and Education (ACE) addressing critical issues impacting our industry.”

Industry Involvement

Kippley brings more than 35 years of experience in the agriculture industry, both domestic and international. Most recently, he was president of Aceto Agricultural Chemicals and a long-term board member and past president of the Mid America CropLife Association. Kippley began his career at Monsanto in field sales, followed by product, sales, and business management roles at Oil-Dri Corporation.

During his career with Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corporation, Kippley led expansion of the EPA post-patent pesticide active-ingredient molecule portfolio and profitability. Key to this success was developing long-term partnerships with Chinese and Indian suppliers, establishing sales relationships with U.S. distributors, and fostering geographic expansion internationally while working through complex regulatory environments.

Kippley was raised as a sixth-generation dairy farmer in Wisconsin and earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.

“I’m very excited to be joining CPDA as President,” Kippley said. “I look forward to leveraging my commercial operations and regulatory experience to address industry challenges and help create opportunities to benefit our members.”

About CPDA

The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) based near Washington DC has been the voice for the post-patent crop protection industry for 35 years. Nearly 80% of US distribution for the $13 billion crop protection market and approximately 80% of the inert ingredients used in agricultural production in the US are provided by CPDA members. The association members are a network of basic inert manufacturers, adjuvant formulators, distributors, retailers, US pesticide formulators, and post-patent crop protection registrants and manufactures who make their voices heard by working together.

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