Syngenta expands Digital Platforms team with three new hires

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The Syngenta Digital Platforms team expanded from five to eight in a strategic move to strengthen the support and development of its digital platform shop, including Spiio soil sensor technology.

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Photo: Syngenta

The expansion marks a significant milestone in Syngenta’s commitment to enhance technology while better serving customers. The additional expertise and talent will advance Syngenta capabilities with a focus on refining user experience, expanding functionality and optimizing the integration of Spiio soil sensor data and enhanced weather insights, according to the company. The new hires are Sally Jones, digital platforms technical specialist, Noel Popoli, digital platforms sales specialist, Northeast, and Andrew Fike, digital platforms sales specialist, Southeast.

“Our growing team is a testament to our dedication to innovation and excellence in digital turf management,” said Steve Dorer, head of Syngenta Digital Platforms. “The team expansion will enable us to further elevate the support and functionality of our digital platform, ensuring that it continues to empower the turf industry with actionable insights and predictive analytics.”

Sally Jones joins the team with more than 20 years of experience as a golf course superintendent and eight years as general manager of Benson Golf Club in Benson, Minn. Her background includes practical technical expertise in hardware and software use within golf course environments. She graduated from Penn State University with a bachelor’s in turfgrass science. Based in Benson, Minn., Jones will provide technical training and support to Digital Platforms customers.

Noel Popoli has eight years of golf course management experience, notably as assistant superintendent at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif., where she contributed to the renovation of their Lake Course. She also held previous roles at clubs in New York, Connecticut and Germany. Popoli graduated from the University of Connecticut with a bachelor’s in turfgrass and soil science and she is based in North Salem, N.Y.. She will concentrate on cultivating Digital Platforms customer relationships in the northeast U.S.

Andrew Fike has 18 years of experience in golf course management, notably as director of agronomy at The Club at Ibis in West Palm Beach, Fla. He also held previous roles at the Atlanta Athletic Club, PGA National, Muirfield Village Golf Club and the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. Fike is a graduate of The Ohio State University with a degree in turfgrass management. Based in Wellington, Fla., Fike will focus on supporting Digital Platforms customers in the southeast U.S.

The Spiio soil sensor, known for its ability to capture crucial soil metrics including moisture, temperature, salinity and light, serves as a cornerstone of Syngenta Digital Platforms. It displays data from the soil sensor and integrates advanced weather data, which has recently been enhanced to include more precise forecasting and predictive modeling capabilities.

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