CropLife America elects new board chair

Staff reports
Farm Forum

WASHINGTON, D.C. - CropLife America, the national association representing the manufacturers, distributors and formulators of organic and non-organic pesticides, as well as other crop protection products, has elected Paul Rea with BASF Agricultural Solutions as its newest chair of the CLA board of directors, according to a news release.

Rea will hold the position for two years and use his diverse background to help guide the association, working with CLA’s President and CEO Chris Novak. He succeeds Susanne Wasson of Corteva Agriscience.

Born and raised on a farm in New Zealand, Rea is the senior vice president of BASF Agricultural Solutions North America. He oversees production, research and development, sales, marketing and all other operations for BASF’s crop protection and seed business in the U.S. and Canada, as well as the turf and ornamental and pest management lines of business in North America.