Stevens Water Monitoring Systems Hires Carmen Magro as Vice President of Business Development and Agronomy
Twenty-year veteran of the golf course and agronomy fields brings leadership and experience to Stevens Water as they continue to expand advanced soil measurement products into new markets
Portland, Oregon (PRWEB) July 18, 2013
Stevens Water Monitoring Systems (Stevens Water) is proud to announce and welcome Carmen Magro as Vice President of Business Development and Agronomy. Carmen has joined Stevens Water with over twenty years of agronomy expertise and business leadership.
Formerly a golf course superintendent, Carmen has maintained his Certification status with the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America through continued dedication to the golf and sports turf markets. Carmen went on to direct the Golf Course Turfgrass Management Program and Turfgrass Research Facilities at Penn State University where he excelled at providing practical applications for addressing complicated agronomy challenges in turfgrass management. With that position, he also served as PSU's turfgrass media relations expert, providing agronomy expertise to a multitude of media avenues around the world. During his tenure he continued his studies in soil science and turfgrass nutrition. He initiated the use of new soil sensor technology in developing growing degree models and other stress models for predicting and managing turfgrass pests, and he has gone on to earn patents in his unique work.
He went on to accept a position with Floratine Products Group as their lead agronomist and director of education where he trained and supported an international sales force in fundamental agronomy applications for product positioning. Following this position, Carmen took a position as Vice President of Agronomy with UgMO Technologies, a sensor company who utilized their products in golf, sports, recreational, residential, agricultural and environmental land use industries.
Finally, Carmen founded and lead an international consulting firm called Agronomy Management Solutions, which provides consultation services for agriculture, golf, sports turf, residential and environmental land use applications.
Scott South, President of Stevens Water stated, “We are thrilled to have Carmen as part of our team. He has excelled at providing sound advice in irrigation, soil, nutritional, plant performance and yield improvement applications. His experience with several technology companies to implement self-designed models for stress prediction, irrigation analysis/control, and overall plant health is of great value. Carmen has secured and supported a domestic and international customer base in helping meet their individual agronomy and business management challenges. In addition to his extensive agronomy expertise and education, Carmen also holds an MBA – making him a well-rounded individual who will add great value to our current and future customers. Carmen’s technical expertise combined with his business leadership will help Stevens Water further advance and grow our expertise in providing sensors and data acquisition instrumentation for monitoring and managing those environmental conditions that impact the health and welfare of all living things.”
Carmen stated, "Stevens represents the finest technology available for monitoring and measuring conditions above and below the ground. I have dedicated my career to applying technology in the most practical way to allow for making more informed decisions anywhere that agronomy presents a challenge. Further, I have never lost sight of the fundamental hands on approach to addressing those challenges. Stevens offers a solution to nearly every agronomy challenge, and I plan to introduce the world to those solutions. I am very proud and honored to be able to work for such an outstanding company and leader in monitoring technology. It seems everything I have done in my career has led me to this position."
About Stevens Water Monitoring Systems, Inc.
Stevens Water is an Oregon based business that designs, manufactures, and sells remote sensing instrumentation and data acquisition / communication systems to monitor environmental parameters of soil, weather, and water resources. For more information visit http://www.stevenswater.com.
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