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BRANDT Bolsters Discovery And Innovation Team With Marcos Loman PhD

Springfield, Illinois (May 28, 2024) – BRANDT, a leading retailer of professional agronomic services and manufacturer of specialty input products, is pleased to announce Marcos Loman PhD has joined the BRANDT Discovery & Innovation team. Loman will join Eric Winans PhD as a researcher at BRANDT’s 300-acre research farm in Pleasant Plains, Illinois as well as provide valuable insights throughout the agronomy team and customer base.

Loman, a native of Brazil, comes to BRANDT after his doctorate work with the University of Illinois. He is a graduate of the University of Sao Paulo in Piracicaba, Brazil and spent one year at the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands before attending the University of Illinois. While at the U of I, he has been part of the prestigious team focused on innovations in crop productivity under the leadership of Dr. Fred Below.

“The addition of Marcos solidifies our stance as a global, leading-edge plant health company,” said Brian Haschemeyer, VP of BRANDT Discovery & Innovation. “He will help bring solutions to our ag retail customer base in central Illinois as well as BRANDT product users around the globe through our distribution partners.”

Loman brings global experience from Brazil and Midwest USA in both corn and soybean with an emphasis on plant nutrition, soil fertility and fertilizer technology.


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. 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.