OHP continues to set the industry standard by adding highly qualified and respected people to its employee roster. In the past few months, Dr. Carlos Bográn has been functioning as OHP technical manager, focusing on insecticide and fungicide support and development on a national level. Carlos replaced former Director of Technical Services Jeff Dobbs, who retired at the end of 2012.
"We are so fortunate to find someone as qualified as Carlos," says Dan Stahl, OHP VP of marketing and business development. "He brings quite an impressive skill set to his position and has meshed beautifully with the OHP team." In his role with OHP, Carlos is continuing to provide education and training to nursery and greenhouse employees. "Carlos spent time educating growers in his former job and he continues that work with OHP," notes Stahl. "He is fluent in Spanish which is an added benefit in today's world of horticulture."
He joined OHP after 11 years as assistant and then associate professor and extension specialist in the departments of entomology and plant pathology, and microbiology at Texas A&M's AgriLife Extension Service in Bryan, TX. Carlos holds a doctorate degree in entomology from Texas A&M University and a master's degree in entomology from Iowa State University. In his 18 years in agricultural research and extension, Carlos has authored close to 100 articles in industry and scientific journals and extension publications.
David Barcel, OHP senior technical manager, is working in tandem with Carlos and continues to focus his efforts on herbicides and plant growth regulator (PGR) research and development.