Visalia, Calif., November 7,2023 – Sym-Agro announces that Mark Gibbs has joined the company as Pacific Northwest Sales Manager for Western Oregon and Washington. Mark will focus on wine grapes, berries, tree fruit, and hazelnuts, in addition to other west coast markets. He’ll also assist with launching upcoming new products starting to come out of our pipeline.
Gibbs has extensive experience with 37+ years as an Agronomist with Oregon Vineyard Supply (Orchard Vineyard Supply), servicing primarily the Willamette Valley wine grape industry. However, Mark helped lead OVS agronomy into a variety of high-value horticultural crops, including blueberries, cranberries, caneberries, hops, hazelnuts, cherries, and apples among others. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture/IPM from Michigan State University and has served in various agricultural committees through the years.
“Mark’s background of being raised in a farming community in Michigan and 43+ years in PNW horticulture crops make him an ideal choice to represent Sym-Agro in the Pacific Northwest markets,” said Peter Bierma, President and General Manager of Sym-Agro. “Mark is filling a much-needed role in our organization to compliment the consultive sales approach with deep agronomic experience to help give our customers the support they need. We are excited to welcome a person of his experience to our organization.”