London, England: Steve Bishop is the new Product Manager for professional products at Bayer CropScience.
He joins after five successful years at Polypipe, and says he sees his new role as offering an opportunity to combine his educational and commercial skills to best advantage.
Bayer, an Executive Member of the Asian Golf Industry Federation, is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials.
Bishop achieved an Agriculture and Food Science BSc degree at Nottingham University , and Masters in Environmental Science at Cranfield University . He later also completed a two-year training programme with (as was) Rentokil Initial.
His new role will see him establishing a firm understanding of the market and its future challenges, ensuring Bayer is responsive to the rapidly changing industry while meeting customer requirements.
Bishop said: “I’m excited to be joining such a well-established company and am looking forward to supporting the team and our stakeholders.
“Understanding our customers, and developing strong relationships with them, is key. I will be working with our customers to find out what they want and need from Bayer, in order to ensure we deliver solutions that meet their needs now, and in the future.”
Growing up in the Staffordshire countryside, Bishop worked on a neighbouring dairy farm. He is also a qualified falconer and attends annual hunt days, and a keen rugby player looking to move into coaching.
Shanghai, China: PacificPine Sports, exclusive operator of the PGA Youth Development golf academies in Greater China, has partnered with Lanhai International Golf Club to open a new PGA Learning and Performance Centre.