Matt Shipp

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PROFILE:

 

Matt is a results-oriented professional with proven knowledge and background in crop protection chemicals (active and inert ingredients), adjuvants, biostimulants, and fertilizers in multiple markets.  He has over 25 years' experience in biological research, product development/formulation management, technical service, sales & marketing (direct and B2B), and product registrations on an international scale.  Matt commands an intimate knowledge of the entire agrochemical channel: conception -> formulation -> manufacturing -> distribution -> consumption.  Within his toolbox is a complimentary business and technical skill set the genesis of which was exposure to agriculture via the family vegetable farm at an early age.  He also has experience working as a crew member of three different golf courses gaining turf experience.

 

PROFICIENCIES:

 

Commercial:  Product Management, Product Life Cycle, Sales & Marketing, Technical Service, Project Management

 

Chemical:  Dose response analysis, prediction of mixtures/formulation stability, NOEL, physical-chemical property determination, compatibility screening.

 

Biological:  agrochemical efficacy, symptomology, phytotoxicity, experimental design, growth/yield response.

 

Computer:  Agriculture Research Manager (ARM), Statistical Analysis System (SAS), JMP, NCSS, Minitab, Microsoft® Office Suite, SAP, Oracle.

 

Legal:  expert witness for pesticides and adjuvants, coaching of other expert witnesses, attorney advisor/interrogative preparation for depositions, hearings, and at trial.

 

EDUCATION:

 

Master of Science (M.S.)                           

Stephen F. Austin State University

Crop Science - Weed Science

 

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)                                                         

Texas A&M University

Agronomy

 

AFFILIATIONS:

 

American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

The Council of Producers & Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA)

International Society for Agrochemical Adjuvants (ISAA)

Agronomy Society of America                                            

Southern Weed Science Society                                  

Crop Science Society of America                 

North Central Weed Science Society

Weed Science Society of America (peer reviewer)                       

American Society of Plant Biologists

American Society for Horticultural Science (peer reviewer)        

Texas Plant Protection Association (TPPA)

Pest Management Science (peer reviewer)

Texas Turfgrass Association

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America (GCSAA)

Texas Nursery & Landscape Association (TNLA)