Giovanni Affaba has been appointed chairman and CEO of Sipcam-Oxon’s US agrochemical business, SipcamAdvan (Durham, North Carolina). Mr Affaba serves as Sipcam-Oxon group managing director and is based in Milan, Italy. The move follows the departure of Sipcam Agro USA’s CEO, Andy Lee ( Agrow No 630, p 22). A reorganisation of senior management of the Sipcam Agro USA group of companies sees Adam Burnhams and Andrew Bodane appointed as joint chief operating officers. Mr Burnhams is the chief commercial lead, with responsibility for sales, marketing, development and regulatory functions. Mr Bodane heads Advan de Mexico, finance, supply chain, manufacturing, information technology and human resources. Scott Peterson has been promoted to sales manager of the agriculture business unit. Paul Conover joins the group as supply chain manager on January 1st 2012.