Jeffrey S. Pritchard, vice president and general manager of United Phosphorus, Inc. (UPI), a manufacturer and supplier of post-patent crop protection technologies, has been elected to the board of directors of the Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA). Pritchard is one of four new directors.

"It is very important for the board to have input from all areas and types of agricultural production in the United States," says Jack Eberspacher, ARA president and CEO. "Jeff is a new and enthusiastic member of the ARA board, and we're excited to add his crop protection expertise to our group.

Pritchard is an industry veteran, well known for his team-building skills and strategic vision. Under his leadership UPI has grown into a significant player in the post-patent market, which today accounts for 65 percent of available chemistries and one-third of all chemical sales. Prior to joining UPI, Prichard worked at American Cyanamid for more than 15 years, most recently as president and general manager of Latin American operations.

Other newly elected directors include Tommy Brandenberger, vice president of Migl Feed & Grain Co., Halletsville, Texas; Les Lyman, president and CEO of The Lyman Group, Walnut Grove, Calif.; and Lee Sundermeier, sales manager for Morral Companies, Morral, Ohio.

Source: Company Release