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Message from our CEO

Kurt Pedersen Kaalund

Kurt Pedersen Kaalund"Albaugh – Your Alternative" is the short way to describe what we are all about. We create and supply alternative crop protection products used by farmers across the globe thereby making their farming operations more economical. We are ultimately helping produce and secure an affordable supply of food to help feed and support the population of the world.

Albaugh today is a global business, operating with a direct presence in key agricultural regions of the world including: North America, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina and Europe. From these locations we are also serving other markets such as Central America and north Africa. In each of our key regions, we operate manufacturing facilities which assure the quality and competitiveness of the products that we supply. We value the cooperation with our distributors and partners, as we operate very efficiently, with lean organizations throughout our company. Albaugh’s focus on efficiency is a critical business component and is embedded in the teams responsible for active ingredient sourcing, supply chain, manufacturing & production, and sales support.

Today the ambitious goals, entrepreneurship, focus, persistence, and integrity of our founder have never been stronger in our company culture. On behalf of all Albaugh colleagues, it is my pleasure to invite you to learn more about our company and how we strive to support farmers, distributors and partners by living up to our brand "Albaugh – Your Alternative".

Latest News

CoAXium™ Wheat Production System driven by Aggressor™ herbicide…
November 5, 2018
ANKENY, IA AND FORT COLLINS, CO, October 31, 2018 — CoAXiumTM Wheat Production System driven by AggressorTM herbicide exceeded expectations in 2018 performance evaluation trials, demonstrating visibly superior control of feral rye (cereal rye), downy brome and jointed goatgrass.
Statement on China Tariffs
September 26, 2018
On September 17, 2018, the United States Trade Representative announced an extra 10% tariff on imports of a long list of products from China. The list includes several raw materials and active ingredients used by Albaugh and other crop protection companies to produce herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and growth regulators for American farmers.
Collaboration Launches New Wheat Varieties for the CoAXium™ Wheat Production System
November 15, 2017
Three major agricultural organizations , Colorado Wheat Research Foundation, Inc. (CWRF), Albaugh, LLC and Limagrain Cereal Seeds , LLC ( LCS) have announced the release of the first two new herbicide - tolerant CoAXium™ Wheat Production System varieties.

About Us

Albaugh is the global leader in the production and sale of post-patent crop protection products and is uniquely positioned to service farmers, distributors and partners in all our markets with a broad portfolio of high quality, competitively priced products. Success is achieved through Albaugh’s strategic focus areas:
  • High quality products trusted by farmers for decades
  • Outstanding customer service and reliability
  • Competitive sourcing and supply chain for key ingredients
  • Flexible and efficient manufacturing operations in all markets
  • Low cost sales and support structure ensuring long term competitiveness

The continued addition of new products to the portfolio and expansion into more segments will secure future strong growth benefitting the farmers, distributors and partners we serve around the world.

Core Product Portfolio

Albaugh supplies a broad portfolio of crop protection products to cover the many needs of farmers and other users globally. The core product portfolio is based on five key active ingredients produced in our own plants as well as numerous other active ingredients sourced from the most reliable suppliers globally.
  • Glyphosate The leading herbicide used globally for total non-selective weed control in no-till, burndown and in-crop applications in agriculture as well as many other applications in turf, ornamentals, forestry, land management and non-crop segments. Albaugh offers glyphosate in numerous formulations and mixtures in all our markets.
  • 2,4-D A well-established selective herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds in several crops such as cereals, corn and pasture, as well as in pre-plant burndown applications and in non-crop segments. Albaugh offers 2.4-D in numerous formulations and mixtures in all our markets.
  • Dicamba A key post-emergence selective herbicide for control of broadleaf weeds in numerous crops and in non-crop applications. Albaugh has been marketing dicamba in numerous formulations and mixtures in USA for many years and is now expanding our participation to our other markets.
  • Copper A traditional contact fungicide protecting numerous crops from important diseases. Albaugh offers many types of copper fungicides globally and in numerous formulations, including the unique HIBIO® technology offering increased bio-efficacy at lower rates.
  • Atrazine A traditional broadleaf herbicide primarily used in corn and no-till burndown applications. Albaugh is marketing atrazine only in the Mercosur countries of South America.
  • Other Products Albaugh is marketing a wide portfolio of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, seed treatment products, plant growth regulators, specialty products, and biological products.

Please refer to the regional site for each market for more information on the specific product portfolios offered in that specific region.

Albaugh Board of Managers

  • Dennis Albaugh Dennis R. Albaugh Founder - Chairman Dennis was raised on a family farm in central Iowa. After graduating high school, Dennis attended Des Moines Area Community College, receiving a degree in agricultural business. He also served his country in the National Guard. After short stints in sales, Dennis founded Albaugh in 1979 as one of the first companies focused entirely on the post-patent crop protection segment. Under Dennis' leadership the company has grown from its humble beginnings to today, employing 1600 people and operating 7 manufacturing facilities on 3 continents, producing a diversified portfolio of post-patent herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and other crop protection products.
  • Kurt Kaalund Kurt Pedersen Kaalund Mr. Kaalund is the Group CEO and also serves on the Board of Managers. Before joining Albaugh Kurt worked for Cheminova for 24 years, the last 5 of which as the CEO. Kurt holds a Master’s degree in Strategy & Marketing and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Aarhus University.
  • Jiang Kangwei Jiang Kangwei Mr. Jiang has been a member of the Board of Managers since 2014, when Nutrichem acquired 20% of the ownership of the company. Also serving today as President of Nutrichem Co. Ltd., Mr. Jiang has 33 years’experience working in crop protection for Nutrichem and other companies in China. Mr. Jiang is a graduate of the Beijing Foreign Studies University.
  • Roger Underwood Roger Underwood Roger joined the Board of Managers of Albaugh in January 2015. Roger is the co-founder of Becker Underwood which under his leadership grew into a multi-national company before being sold to BASF Chemical Company in 2012. Roger holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Business from Iowa State University.
  • Spencer Vance Spencer Vance 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from the University of Nebraska.

Executive Committee

The Albaugh Executive Committee is chaired by the CEO and comprised of the 5 Market Presidents and the 5 Vice Presidents overseeing the Group functions. Albaugh is operated according to a global matrix organization. Each Market has full responsibility for execution of all local activities and for results. The global functions are responsible for setting policies and coordinating and prioritizing across the markets globally.
  • Kurt Kaalund Kurt Pedersen Kaalund Group CEO Kurt was appointed as CEO of Albaugh in 2014. Before joining Albaugh, Kurt worked for Cheminova for 24 years, the last 5 of which as the CEO. Kurt holds a Master’s degree in Strategy & Marketing and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics from Aarhus University.


Market Presidents

  • Douglas Kaye Douglas Kaye President, Europe Dak joined Albaugh in 2011 as the CFO for Europe and succeeded to the position of President, Europe in 2012. Before joining Albaugh Dak served as the CFO of Alligare. Dak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and a Master of Science degree in Accountancy from Auburn University.
  • Cesar Rojas Cesar Rojas President, Argentina Cesar joined Albaugh as the President, Argentina in November 2016. Cesar has 25 years of experience as General Director and President in various agchem roles in Latin America. Cesar has a Bachelor’s degree in Agronomy Engineering and has completed post-graduate studies in business administration from INSEAD.
  • Renato Seraphim Renato Seraphim President, Brazil Renato accepted the position of President, Brazil for Albaugh in March 2016. Renato previously served in several leadership roles in Brazil and Latin America for Syngenta and Bayer. Renato has a Bachelor's degree in Agronomy and a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from FGV- São Paulo.
  • Pablo Diaz Toledo Pablo Diaz Toledo President, Mexico Pablo has served as President, Mexico within Albaugh since 2003. Pablo came from a diverse background serving in different managerial levels within chemical industries in Mexico, including 16 years in the agchem sector. Pablo has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering (UNAM), a Masters of Business Administration degree from UACH, and has completed post graduate work in Business Management-Innovation & Technology at IPADE.
  • Spencer Vance Spencer Vance 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 Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from the University of Nebraska. Spencer has served as President, North America since 2000.


Function VPs

  • Russell Browning Russell Browning VP, Marketing & Development Russell's responsibilities are for the creation, development and execution of global marketing and product development strategies for a defined group of products, including selling strategies and portfolio composition. Russell held procurement-related roles in Griffin LLC and Micro Flo Company before joining the Albaugh team in 2003. Russell has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Valdosta State University. View More
  • Stuart Feldstein Stuart Feldstein Executive VP Stuart was appointed Executive Vice President of Albaugh in 2014 after serving in several other positions within Albaugh since 1996. Stuart’s responsibilities include serving as Albaugh's general counsel and corporate secretary, overseeing company administration and HR, and assuming lead roles in M&A and other strategic projects. Stuart previously practiced law in Des Moines, Iowa including in matters regarding FIFRA and state pesticide laws. Stuart has Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of Chicago. View More
  • Todd Figley Todd Figley VP, Finance & IT Todd was appointed Vice President, Finance in 2014 after having served in leadership roles in accounting and finance for Albaugh since 1998. Todd’s responsibilities include oversight of all accounting, treasury and information management and reporting systems for Albaugh. Todd previously worked for Deloitte & Touche LLP from 1990-1998 in public accounting. Todd has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Iowa State University.View More
  • John Froehlich John Froehlich VP, Production & EHS John was appointed Vice President, Production in 2014. In this role John’s responsibilities include leading and overseeing the Albaugh Group production function, including capital planning, engineering and development activities, and EHS. Prior to this appointment John held several other roles within Albaugh, including manager of Albaugh's plant in St. Joseph, Missouri since 2012. Before joining Albaugh John led production activities at Nalco Company, ConAgra Foods and FMC Agricultural Products Group. John has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nebraska.View More
  • Jim Kahnk Jim Kahnk VP, Procurement & Supply Chain Jim has served in numerous leadership roles for Albaugh since 1993. As Vice President, Procurement since 2014, Jim’s responsibilities include managing the Global Procurement platform, coordinating the needs and supplies of Albaugh’s 5 key markets, managing key supplier relationships, strategies, and coordination of activities with the Product Development and regulatory functions. Prior to joining Albaugh Jim served Helena Chemical Company as a Purchasing Manager for 7 years. View More


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