Two New Staff Members Join NovaSource

Phoenix, Ariz. – July 13, 2015Crop protection business unit of Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. adds Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest and Director of International Business, Southern Cone

NovaSource, the crop protection business unit of Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI), announces the addition of Tim Kuechmann as Account Manager for the Pacific Northwest and Newton Roda, Ph.D., as Director of International Business, Southern Cone, South America.

Kuechmann assumes the role of Account Manager for the NovaSource region that includes Washington, Oregon and Idaho. He will be based out of an office in The Dalles, Oregon.

He has sales experience with StollerUSA and Cheminova, Inc., and has served as an agronomist with Parker Ag Services and as a field consultant with Wilbur-Ellis and G.S. Long Co.

Kuechmann is a graduate of Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science degree in agronomy.

As Director of International Business, Southern Cone, Dr. Roda will manage the NovaSource business in Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Chile from an office in Campinas, Brazil.

Dr. Roda worked for the DuPont Brazil crop protection business for 13 years in various sales and product management positions, and for the FMC Brazil crop protection business for three years in marketing and product management. For the past 10 years, he worked in a consultancy role with both multinational companies and Brazilian companies that include distributors, grower associations, and cooperatives.

He earned his Ph.D. in business administration at Florida Christian University and an MBA in business administration from Universidade de São Paulo. He also has an undergraduate degree in agricultural engineering.

TKI is a subsidiary of Tessenderlo Group, Brussels, Belgium. With headquarters in Phoenix, Arizona, TKI produces and markets specialty chemical solutions, including fertilizers, crop protection chemicals and process chemicals and services to diverse markets around the world. TKI operates 11 manufacturing plants in North America in addition to an extensive terminal network.

About Tessenderlo Group

Tessenderlo Group is a worldwide specialty company, focused on food, agriculture, water management and on valorizing bio-residuals. The group employs about 4,800 people and is a leader in most of its markets, with a consolidated revenue of 1.4 billion EUR in 2014. Tessenderlo Chemie NV is listed on NYSE Eurolist by Euronext Brussels and is part of Next 150 and BEL Mid indices. Financial News wires: Bloomberg: TESB BB – Reuters: TesBt.BR – Datastream: B:Tes

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