Vive Crop Protection Expands US Sales Team


Vive Crop Protection expands its US sales team with the additions of four new agricultural professionals: Key Account Manager Meggie Gilbert, Southeast Sales Manager Sarah Savage, Delta Regional Sales Manager Jeremy Watts, and Western Technical Sales Agronomist Victoria Marsh.

Meggie Gilbert has worked in the crop protection industry for 14 years with companies like Syngenta, BASF, and Simplot. These past roles include Sales Representative, District Manager, and Supplier Relations and Strategy Lead. More recently, Gilbert was a Regional Manager at Blue Diamond Growers where she managed 225 growers across three counties focused on maximizing grower returns and profitability.

Dan Bihlmeyer, Vive’s VP of Global Sales says, “I am excited to welcome Meggie Gilbert to the Vive Crop Protection team as National Key Account Manager, reporting to me. In this role, she will support execution of Vive’s distribution program with key distribution channel partners and expand Vive’s market position sales, and relationship with existing and new distribution partners across the U.S.”

Sarah Savage is Vive’s new Southeast Regional Sales Manager. Savage works from her home base in North Florida. She comes to Vive from Always Fresh Farms where she worked as a Sales Associate. Savage will be responsible for growing market share of Vive’s product portfolio covering Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and southern Alabama. A graduate of the University of Florida, she holds a B.S. in Agricultural Economics.

Jeremy Watts has joined the team as the Delta Regional Sales Manager covering Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Arkansas and northern Alabama. Watts works from his home base in Mayhew, Mississippi. A graduate from Mississippi State University with a B.S. in Agricultural Information Science, Watts has worked in the agriculture industry for 17 years.

Victoria Marsh joins the Vive team as Western Technical Sales Agronomist. Marsh comes to Vive from Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. where she worked as a Regional Agronomist. Marsh will be responsible for growing Vive’s field trial program in the West to better support Vive’s Precision Chemistry portfolio. A graduate from Washington State University, she holds a B.S. in Agronomy and Crop Science and a M.S. in Soil Science.