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BRANDT Adds Two Technical Sales Managers to Support International Growth

New hires will support company’s expansion into Commonwealth of Independent States and Northern China

SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (1 April 2019) – To support and expand its global business, BRANDT has added two technical sales managers to its international team. Dr. Serhiy Mashynnyk will cover the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from the Ukraine and Mr. Chris Ma Yukui will be responsible for Northern China from the BRANDT office in Beijing.

“We are ecstatic that Serhiy and Chris Ma have joined the BRANDT team,” said Dr. Ramon Georgis, BRANDT International Business Director. “These are seasoned technical professionals with deep agronomic experience who will bring tremendous value to our customers.”

Dr. Mashynnyk has more than 20 years of agronomic experience and served as product manager of biostimulants with Arysta LifeScience before joining BRANDT.

His primary responsibilities in his new position will include technical training, education and technical sales support for the company’s nutrition, sustainable and adjuvant product lines. Dr. Mashynnyk has a rich background in various commercial and academic positions. He earned his PhD from Uman State Agrarian University in agrochemistry and plant nutrition.

Dr. Mashynnyk will report to Emre Erbas, BRANDT’s Senior Business Manager, Turkey, CIS and MENA.

Yukui joins BRANDT after three years at Compo Expert GmbH. After starting as a regional marketing manager, he was most recently the technical manager for the company’s stabilized fertilizer portfolio. Yukui will concentrate on growing BRANDT’s presence in Northern China. He will be responsible for technical training, education and technical sales support for all BRANDT products sold in China.

A proven salesman and distinguished academic, Yukui holds a master’s degree in plant nutrition from the China Agriculture University.

Yukui will report to David Sincock, BRANDT’s Senior Manager of the Asia Pacific region.

“Our international team continues to grow and get stronger,” commented Georgis. “We are currently supporting customers in more than 45 countries with leading products and cutting-edge technical service. Chris Ma and Serhiy will continue that effort, helping to make sure we always deliver on the BRANDT value proposition.”


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.