Via press release, SePRO Corporation has announced that founder, president and CEO William (Bill) H. Culpepper is transitioning to chairman of SePRO’s board of directors, allowing him to focus on the strategic growth of the company and advocacy for the industry that he has been part of for the past 54 years.
Effective Aug. 1, Tyler Koschnick, Ph.D. will become SePRO’s President and will lead the company through its next strategic evolution. Koschnick has spent almost 19 years with SePRO. After beginning his career at SePRO as a research intern and advancing into its sales organization, he acquired his Ph.D. from The University of Florida, Center for Aquatic and Invasive Plants and returned to SePRO. Since his return, Koschnick has been in several leadership roles, most recently as vice president of sales and research. He has also been active in the industry serving on various boards of directors and is a past president of the Aquatic Plant Management Society as well as the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation.
Additionally, Michael Puckett will assume executive leadership of the company’s supply chain and manufacturing operations and has been promoted to senior vice president and chief financial officer. After consulting for the company for several years as a key financial adviser, Puckett joined SePRO in 2003 and was appointed as the company’s CFO soon thereafter.
Sam Barrick will continue to lead the marketing efforts as vice president of marketing. He has worked in the agrichemical industry for over 31 years, 17 of which have been with SePRO, and is responsible for developing and sustaining SePRO’s market presence across all segments. SePRO’s human capital and technical expertise have been hallmarks of the company’s solution offering. The company recently hired Adam Hemmings to serve as vice president of human resources.
These announcements follow SePRO taking on Excellere Partners as its strategic growth partner in 2019. Along with the investments in the company’s organizational structure, SePRO, with the support of Excellere, will continue to aggressively pursue strong organic growth while seeking complementary partnership opportunities, including acquisitions.