Management

  • Spencer Vance Spencer Vance President, North American Region In addition to serving on the Board of Managers, Spencer holds the position of President, North America. Spencer began his career as Territory Manager and National Phenoxy Accounts Manager at Dow Chemical, moving to Albaugh in 1992 as National Sales Manager. Spencer received a BS degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from the University of Nebraska.
  • Russ Mitchell Russ Mitchell Director of Sales – Specialty Russ began his career as a Territory manager for Stephenson Chemical. He then held various sales and management positions throughout his career until joining Albaugh in 2013. Russ received a BS degree in Agronomy from the University of Georgia.
  • Mark Blume Mark Blume Director of Sales – Crop Protection Mark began his career at BASF in the role of sales and product management. He later held sales management positions in Griffin and MicroFlo before joining Albaugh in 2003. Mark received his BS and MS degrees in Plant Pathology from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry at Syracuse University.
  • Chris Zita Chris Zita Director of Sales – Seed Treatment Chris began his career with Ralston Purina working in the feed business and also spent time in the seed business before going to work for Syngenta Seed Care in 1992 and was promoted to Seed Care Western District Sales Manager in 1996. He retired from Syngenta in 2012, and joined Albaugh to lead their seed treatment efforts. Chris received a BS degree in Animal Science from Oregon State University.
  • John Gibson John Gibson Director of Sales – Canada John began his career with the Cooperative system in Ontario, Canada, securing roles in agronomy and marketing. Moving to Western Canada in 2004 and joined Agrium in 2006 where he held sales and regional management positions. He joined Albaugh in 2014 as Business Development Manager before being promoted to his current position in 2016. John received a B.Sc. in Crop Production and Masters of Agricultural Business both from the University of Guelph.
  • Tim Stoehr Tim Stoehr Director of Development & Marketing – North America Tim began his career in product management at Farmland Industries and has held various positions in product development, marketing, sales management, operations and ag retail management before joining Albaugh in 2017. Tim received his BS degree in Accounting as well as his MBA in International Finance and Marketing from Avila University.