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Valent BioSciences

Ted Melnik has been appointed executive vice-president and chief operating officer of Sumitomo Chemical's US biopesticides and biorational products subsidiary, Valent BioSciences (Libertyville, Illinois). He assumes leadership of the day-to-day business operations of the company from August 26th. The post was originally envisaged in 2009 when Valent BioSciences president and CEO Mike Donaldson took on the additional role of president and CEO of Valent USA Corporation (Walnut Creek, California) and became responsible for Sumitomo's agrochemical business in Canada, Mexico and Latin America (Agrow No 561, p 19). Mr Melnik was president of US biopesticide company Novozymes Biologicals (Salem, Virginia) between 2001 and 2010.


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