Syngenta has appointed Tim Kroenke as head of its North American lawn and garden division. Mr Kroenke previously led the North American professional flowers business. Keelan Pulliam assumes that role. Mr Pulliam was formerly president of US compost company Conrad Fafard, which Syngenta acquired in 2006 ( Agrow No 500, p 5). Syngenta has also named Scott Reasons as head of its North American turf and landscape/consumer business. He was previously head of marketing for that business.