March 12, 2019
Americot, Inc., a leading supplier of premium cotton seed, is pleased to announce the addition of seven new customer sales and operations team members in the Southwest and Southeast. “Whitney, Charlcey, Derrel, Bo, Doug, Ricky and Russell are the latest team members to join the Americot family, supporting our continued growth in these key regions. We’ll continue to add experienced and talented team members where needed, honoring our commitment to cotton growers throughout the Cotton Belt,” said Chiree Fields, Americot general manager.
Whitney Bell grew up on a cotton, peanut and cattle operation in Frederick, Oklahoma and earned Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Agribusiness from Oklahoma State University. Upon graduation, she joined Heinen Brothers Agra Service as a sales agronomist, focusing on cotton and wheat crop protection, as well as brush and weed control. Based in Vernon, Texas, Whitney joins Americot as a sales representative, supporting growers and customers in the Northern Plains region.
Charlcey Plummer graduated from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Communications. She was raised on the family farm in Altus, Oklahoma, growing cotton and wheat and worked the past six years as a territory manager for Corteva Agriscience in South Texas and Oklahoma. Based in Tuttle, Oklahoma, Charlcey joins Americot as a sales representative, supporting customers and growers in the Northern Plains region.
Derrel Johnson, joins as a sales representative, supporting customers and growers in Americot’s Northern Plains region. Growing up as a cotton ginner’s son, he has been around cotton and farming all of his life, including operating the family-owned cotton gin in Silverton, Texas, for nearly 40 years prior to joining Americot. Derrel is based out of Silverton, Texas.
Bo Mathis graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriscience. He has spent the last seven years as a sales rep for Phytogen, working territories in Georgia. Bo joins Americot as a sales representative, serving growers and customers in the Southeast region, based in Tifton, Georgia.
Doug Pustejovsky was raised on the family farm in Abbott, Texas and earned Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees in Entomology from Texas A & M University. Prior to joining Americot, he spent the last 20 years at Monsanto as an agronomist and a sales manager. Doug is based in Abbott, Texas, and as a sales representative, he supports customers and growers in the Central/South Texas region.
Ricky Backus graduated from Texas Tech University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. He has been in the agriculture business since graduation, working in various crops and aspects of the industry, including sugar beets, seed and chemical. Most recently, Ricky was a district sales manager for WinField United in the Texas Panhandle. Based in Nazareth, Texas, he joins Americot as a sales representative, serving growers and customers in the High Plains region.
Russell Fritsch joins Americot as the greenhouse manager, located in Lubbock, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife & Fisheries Management from Texas Tech University. Russell has more than 20 years of experience in cotton, soybean, and sorghum trait research, and also experienced in ornamental chemical applications.
Americot, Inc., headquartered in Lubbock, Texas, provides U.S. cotton growers with quality seed of localized varieties, offering high yield potential and excellent fiber quality, along with the technologies that growers want and need. American-owned and fully independent, Americot is a national leader in cotton seed production and technologies. For more information on Americot and our NexGen® brand cotton products, call 888.678.SEED (7333) or visit www.americot.com.
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