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At DunhamTrimmer LLC, we focus exclusively on the global biological and natural product plant protection and plant health market sector. We are experienced marketing professionals who can bring you information on this growing market–information you can find nowhere else.

Mark TrimmerMark Trimmer, Ph.D. has more than 35 years of experience in research, product development, registration, technical service, and technology licensing in the crop protection industry. Mark led international product development at American Cyanamid and successfully delivered numerous new product registrations. At BASF, he led new technology acquisition for the agriculture division and successfully negotiated development agreements on several new products. Most recently, Mark led R&D efforts at a biological startup company, NutraPark, and successfully developed novel biological PGR’s for enhancing fresh market fruits and vegetables.

In 2006, Mark established Trimmer Consulting, providing new technology assessment, R&D strategy, regulatory, and product development services to companies in the global agricultural chemical and biological markets. Mark’s training is in agronomy, plant physiology, and plant pathology and he provides primary technical inputs on all DunhamTrimmer projects. Mark currently leads the Membership Committee and serves on the Board of Directors as Board Chairman for the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA). Connect with Mark on LinkedIn.

Manel Cervera ComabellaManel Cervera Comabella has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and sales of specialty fertilizers and biostimulants. He was responsible in Sustainable Agro Solutions for product and business strategy development in more than 40 countries, managing commercial teams and dealing with the constant improvement of product differentiation from a technical and commercial point of view. Manel was focused on new market research and development in a period of rapid growth of the market. Most recently, in Biovert, he was responsible for the rethinking of their commercial and marketing strategy to improve access to the market, and as Assistant Manager in the strategic definition and business management.

Manel launched his own business to help small and medium companies to succeed in adding value to their commercial and  marketing strategic planning. In 2017, he entered DunhamTrimmer as International Business Director based in Europe. Connect with Manel on LinkedIn.

Rick MelnickRick Melnick has 25 years of experience in the global commercial agriculture space with expertise in biopesticides, crop protection, branding and marketing strategy, and communications. Rick joined the ag industry in 1995 as an editor serving the fruit and vegetable industries with Meister Media Worldwide, ultimately rising to the position of Corporate Editorial Director during a 16-year career with the company. After being named to the Board of Directors of the Biological Products Industry Alliance (BPIA) in 2008, Rick was elected Chairman of the BPIA Board in 2013, a position he occupied through 2019. He was also a founding member of the international industry association BioProtection Global and served as its president in 2017.

In 2011, Rick joined Valent BioSciences (VBC) as Director of Branding and Communications where he led the company’s corporate branding initiatives as well as content and marketing campaign development serving its crop protection, PGR, public health, and forest health businesses. Rick provides a broad base of international experience in marketing strategy, product development and commercialization strategy, and industry contacts for all DunhamTrimmer projects.

Massimo ToniMassimo Toni is the company’s Vice President of New Business Development. International executive with experience at senior management level across diverse industries and geographical areas including eight years as CEO of a high-tech company in Japan. Massimo brings more than 40 years of experience in product development, marketing, business development, and general business management.He is active since 2002 in the field of Biologicals for Agriculture.

Massimo was Director of the Geneva-based Intrachem Bio International, a corporation with subsidiaries in Italy, Spain and Germany, from 2002 to 2009. In 2009 he established his own consultancy firm MT Bio Consulting and started cooperating closely with the French Group De Sangosse, with the mission of helping build a portfolio of biocontrol products (nowadays largest in France) primarily via construction of cooperation agreements. Represented the De Sangosse Group in IBMA France’s Board from 2011 to 2019. Also involved in the field of biostimulants since 2011 on behalf of Agronutrition, a De Sangosse Group subsidiary. Chair of the Public Affairs Steering Group of EBIC, the European Biostimulants Industry Council for two years, then in November 2018 elected to the Board of the association. Nowadays is EBIC’s Treasurer, representing Agronutrition. Massimo is also a member of the BPIA planning committee.

Vatren Jurin, the company’s new Vice President of Product Development, has over 30 years of experience in identifying and scaling groundbreaking technology in plant nutrition, adjuvant technology, biostimulants, seed treatment and sustainable crop protectants, and customized quality improvement formulations for both conventional and organic crops, which has led to almost $1B in revenue growth across organizations. He has comprehensive commercial knowledge of product development, evaluation, mergers and acquisitions, international regulatory compliance, agronomy, horticulture, fertigation, aquatics, and ornamentals.

As an agricultural innovation expert, Vatren is a prominent speaker for leading forums worldwide. As a preeminent industry expert at customer events and training sessions, he has delivered 500+ presentations. Well-known industry publications frequently seek his expertise to understand the future of agronomy and sustainable agriculture. Connect with Vatren on LinkedIn

Bill DunhamWilliam Dunham has 44 years of experience in the seed and crop protection industries with more than 17 years in the biological ag markets, 12 of which have been with his own companies, including nine years with DunhamTrimmer LLC. Bill’s experience has been focused around sales and marketing, with more than 40 years working in international business and market planning.

As of January 1, 2019, Bill has commenced the process of stepping back from DunhamTrimmer, with the goal of retiring to pursue new activities.  For 2019, Bill is providing support to DunhamTrimmer, with client work as needed, and is focusing on positioning DunhamTrimmer for the future.  Bill plans to step down from his position of Managing Partner in mid-2019. He will remain as a Founding Partner for the foreseeable future.  Bill will be available to share his experience, and his knowledge for the benefit of DunhamTrimmer’s numerous clients. At DunhamTrimmer, service to our clients is our most paramount enterprise.

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