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Meet the Experts

Tom Kroll

Tom Kroll, CPP Technical Services (312) 301-1973 |

Tom Kroll received a BS in biology at the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire and completed his MS and Doctorate in Plant Pathology at Virginia Tech. Tom has been responsible for the development of products with Bayer and, as their Director of Seed Treatments, in coordinating efforts between Bayer and Gustafson. More recently he has been responsible for the establishment and support of the Nufarm seed treatment portfolio.

Bob Bruss

Bob Bruss, CPP Technical services (919) 379-2513 |

Bob joined Nufarm in 2011 with 29 years of experience in pesticide-related positions which includes 25 years as a manager of various technical development teams. He has a BS and MS from Colorado State University and a Ph.D. in Entomology from Iowa State University.

Jason Fausey

Technical Services Director, Turf & Ornamentals  (419) 307-7666 |

Jason Fausey is the Director of Technical Services for Nufarm Americas and currently resides in Fremont, Ohio. Jason joined Nufarm after 15 years of developing new chemistry with Valent Professional Products. Jason entered the turf and ornamental industry after completing his Master of Science and Ph.D. at Michigan State University where he specialized in herbicide physiology.

Rick Fletcher

Technical Services Manager, Turf & Ornamentals (856)

Richard (Rick) Fletcher joined Nufarm Americas in January 2013 in the role of Technical Services Manager for Turf and Ornamentals. He is part of the team responsible for aspects of product research and development and field technical support for the turf and ornamental business development section. Prior to Nufarm, Rick spent 20 years serving as Director of Product Development for Cleary Chemical Corporation.

Rick received a Bachelor of Science degree in Plant Science and a Master of Science Degree in Agronomy/Plant Physiology from Rutgers University, and has worked in the turf and ornamental markets for over 30 years.