Industry veteran Chris Turner joins Pivot Bio as Chief Commercial Officer

Pivot Bio, a leading sustainable agriculture company, announced today the appointment of industry veteran Chris Turner as Chief Commercial Officer.

In this executive role, Turner will lead the company’s global growth agenda and commercial sales organization. He will be a member of Pivot Bio’s executive leadership team, reporting to Chris Abbott, CEO.

“Chris is a highly regarded, results-oriented leader in the ag industry, and we couldn’t be more excited that he is joining our team,” said Chris Abbott, CEO of Pivot Bio. “With nearly three decades of industry experience, Chris has effectively led extensive global commercial, strategic and operational teams. Chris certainly exemplifies commercial leadership with a consistent focus on performance and results. I am confident that his industry knowledge and commercial leadership experience will empower Pivot Bio in the United States, our biggest market, and globally as we expand to new markets in the near future.”

Turner joins Pivot Bio from Bayer Corporation, where he has served as Head of the U.S. Crop Science division. Turner served as a member of the North America leadership team, overseeing a team responsible for the company’s commercial operations nationwide. He managed the field sales teams and developed go-to-market strategies while delivering on business goals for crop protection, branded seed and Bayer’s Climate FieldView. He also served as senior vice president of U.S. commercial operations. Before joining Bayer, he was with Monsanto Company for more than 20 years, serving as a business leader, establishing go-to-market strategies, execution and strategic partnership development. During his tenure, he held several other sales leadership roles within U.S. commercial operations. Prior to joining Monsanto, he was a district sales leader for FMC Corporation.

Raised on a farm in Northeast Missouri, Turner is passionate about strengthening the agriculture industry. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in agriculture from the University of Missouri and continues to participate in the operations on his farm.

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