PBI-Gordon selects Jackie Applegate as new COO

By |  July 8, 2024 0 Comments
Jackie Applegate

Jackie Applegate, Ph.D.

The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon appointed Jackie Applegate, Ph.D., as the chief operating officer effective July 8. She will report directly to PBI-Gordon president and CEO Steve Clifford.

“Jackie is a proven leader, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the PBI-Gordon family of employee-owners,” said Clifford. “PBI-Gordon has had a tremendous amount of success in recent years, and recruiting proven and innovative leaders like Jackie enhances the depth of our leadership team. Her experience in R&D, operations and strategy development will be invaluable as PBI-Gordon keeps its sights on growing and scaling each of our three subsidiaries and ensuring employee-owner value.”

Prior to PBI-Gordon, Applegate spent her career at Bayer Crop Science, starting as a process development chemist and eventually serving in several executive roles in both the agricultural crop and non-crop industries. She most recently served as the president of Bayer’s North American Crop Science business. According to PBI-Gordon, Applegate is a seasoned executive with strong operational behavior expertise and extensive international leadership experiences across the Americas, Europe and Asia.

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