OHP adds Technical Sales Manager in Western U.S.

OHP, Inc., (“OHP”), an American Vanguard Company (NYSE: AVD), is pleased to announce the addition of Matt Brecht, Ph.D., to its team of horticulturalMatt Brecht, Ph.D. - Technical Sales Manger with OHP, Inc. professionals as Technical Sales Manager in the Western U.S.

Matt brings a range of professional experience to the OHP team, most recently with Certis Biologicals as Key Account Manager for Organic Pesticide Products in the Controlled Environmental Agriculture (CEA) markets. While at Certis, Matt supported both BotaniGard® and Mycotrol® Mycoinsecticides, two best-in-class products that OHP has recently added to its stable of pest control solutions.

Prior to Certis, Matt served as key account manager for Marrone Bio Innovations, supporting several key biopesticides in the U.S. and Canadian greenhouse vegetable, ornamental, and cannabis markets. He also has vast experience in training, public speaking, video production, and other communication areas.

We are excited to add Matt as a key contributor in our efforts to promote our traditional products and BioSolutions® to the ornamental and CEA markets,” says Ron Ostrander, OHP VP of Commercial Operations.

Growing our BioSolutions segment is critical for OHP and Matt will help tremendously, having experience in that space the last several years,” adds Ostrander. “It’s a natural fit. Matt has the market knowledge and product experience to support and grow market acceptance for all OHP products, including our new additions BotaniGard and Mycotrol.

In addition to his biopesticide sales and tech support experience, he was founder and president of Dutch Valley Farms, a cannabis growing operation in Western Oregon. He also served as a territory sales manager for 11 years with Syngenta Lawn and Garden.

Matt holds both a Ph.D. in plant pathology and a Master of Science degree in plant pathology from the University of Florida.