24 February 2024

  Dr Stephen Shires - Managing Director
After 25 years ecotoxicology, registrations and development management experience with Shell and FMC, Steve set up his own regulatory consulting company, Agchem Project Consulting Ltd. (APC), in 2001. APC successfully steered potassium bicarbonate through to Annex I inclusion in the EU.

In 2008, Steve brought together a group of colleagues with the expertise and vision to form Agronaturalis Ltd. Now together with our development and marketing partner De Sangosse France, we are delighted to have achieved the first full registration of Armicarb® in the EU.

Contact: steve.shires@apc.eu.com
  Jean-Pierre Laffranque
Jean-Pierre is an entomologist with 25 years experience working in major European and US agchem companies. He has an outstanding knowledge of all crop protection issues, including research compound screening, product development, technical support, promotion and preparation of biological dossiers. He also has considerable hands-on experience with marketing issues, especially product positioning, opportunity analysis and distributor evaluation.

Contact: jp.laffranque@wanadoo.fr
  Manel Orpella PI
Manel is an agronomy specialist in crop production and protection; working as an independent consultant on agrochemicals development and registrations in Europe, through his own company, DEVREG CONSULTA. Previously Manel was involved in development and registration of agrochemicals within the agchem industry and CROs, and also in collaboration with regional government on technical advice to farmers for pest control and IPM applications.

Contact: manel.orpella@devreg.net
  Bernd Tiggemann
25 years with his own contract research organisation running pan-European projects to develop and register seeds, plant protection products, and fertilisers. Bernd now provides strategic input to Agronaturalis, with special focus on Germany and Central Europe.

Contact: Bernd.Tiggemann@agronaturalis.com
  Dr Richard Milling - Armicarb® Product Manager
20 years experience in fungicide research and global fungicide marketing with Bayer and BASF. Since 2009, Richard has been providing product/project management services for Armicarb® at European level.

Contact: Richard.Milling@agronaturalis.com
  Tom Smith – Non-Executive Director and Business Advisor
Tom joined the Board of Agronaturalis in 2011. Tom is also Managing Director of Artema which specialises in innovative value-added solutions for small businesses.

Contact: tom@artema.co.uk
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