Seed industry veteran Bill Dunn to retire from DLF

By |  November 15, 2023 0 Comments

After a long career in the green industry, Bill Dunn announced his retirement from DLF at the end of the year.

Bill Dunn

Bill Dunn

DLF said Dunn was an instrumental part of the company’s evolution in North America, starting with Seed Research of Oregon 23 years ago. As a sales leader, he led his groups through several acquisitions while continuing to build a presence in both domestic and international markets.

Dunn originally planned to retire in 2022 but agreed to stay an extra year and help lead the company’s bentgrass production in the Willamette Valley.

He is a past president of the Atlantic Seed Association (2001), Oregon Seed Trade Association (2011) and Oregon Seed Council (2013). He began his career with eight years in sales at Rockland Chemical covering New York and New Jersey, before becoming sales manager for Lofts Seed. Five years later, Dunn joined ZAJAC Performance Seed, where he worked for five years as national accounts manager before returning to Lofts Seed, purchased by ABT, the company that sent him to Oregon.

DLF also said Dunn served as a trusted advisor and mentor to its employees.

“I’ve enjoyed watching talented people in our company grow their careers, and be in a position to provide guidance and support when they needed it,” Dunn said. “I certainly had a lot of great mentors and people who helped me along the way.”

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