- On June 24, 2020
Our next First Vice Chair is Brad May of BASF, grew up in central Illinois and received his degree in Agribusiness from Illinois State University and joined Bayer CropScience two years later. He has held many roles in sales and marketing in his 34 years with Bayer, including a global assignment in Germany. His work has included launching Imidacloprid in the U.S as the insecticide product manager, the Global Insecticide Business Strategy Manager for the Neonicotinoids Group, the liaison for the Gustafson joint venture between Bayer CropScience and Crompton Chemical. He transitioned to a new role with BASF in 2018 when the company acquired Bayer’s seed business. His current responsibilities also include seed and trait account management teams. Brad is based at BASF’s North Carolina facility in Research Triangle Park. He is married and has three grown children and enjoys running, golf and spending time with his two granddaughters.