Mack Assumes Role of Chairman
Hull Named Head of Corporate Communications and Public Affairs
announced today that Michael Mack, president of Syngenta
Crop Protection Inc., will assume the role of chairman of
Syngenta Corporation effective Oct. 1. Mack will succeed Bob
Woods, who will retire from the company at the end of November.
Mack was named president of Syngenta Crop Protection in Sept.
2002. He has responsibility for the company's North American
crop protection operations, based in Greensboro.
Syngenta Corporation is the parent company
of Syngenta's North American business, including Syngenta Crop
Protection, Inc. and Syngenta Seeds, Inc. In addition to
chairing the Board of Directors, Mack will assume responsibility
for government affairs and corporate communication. Syngenta
Corporation headquarters will remain in Wilmington, Delaware.
Bob Woods has served as chairman of
Syngenta Corporation since April 2001. He began his career when
he joined Chipman Chemicals, a Canadian subsidiary of ICI plc,
in 1965 and moved to the United States as a sales representative
in 1971. Woods held a series of important posts within the
agricultural products business. In 1990, he was named president
of ICI's U.S. and Canadian agrochemical and seeds group, later
known as Zeneca Ag Products.
Syngenta also announced that Sarah S.
Hull has been appointed vice president of corporate
communications and public affairs effective Oct. 1. Hull will be
based in Washington, DC, and will report to Mack. Hull was
formerly a vice president at Robinson, Lake, Lerer and
Montgomery in Washington, D.C. and a senior vice president and
partner with Fleishman-Hillard in Kansas City. Her most recent
post was global public affairs lead for Monsanto in St. Louis.