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BRANDT Hires New Plant Manager for Fresno, CA Manufacturing Facility

Fresno, CA (July 14, 2016) – BRANDT hired Omar Lopez as its new Plant Manager for the company’s 350,000 square foot production facility in Fresno, CA. Lopez will report to Shawn Thicksten, Director of Operations, for BRANDT’s Specialty Formulations division.

“We are thrilled to have Omar join the BRANDT team,” said Thicksten. “His extensive experience and proven track record of success in manufacturing will be invaluable to meeting the company’s goals and objectives.”

Lopez has nearly 20 years of experience in production with Wawona Frozen Foods where he most recently served as Production Manager.

BRANDT Specialty Formulations is a leading manufacturer and supplier of inputs for the agriculture, turf, ornamental and lawn and garden markets. It boasts one of the largest portfolios of micronutrients and OMRI Listed products available today, and its products are used on some of the most notable farms, vineyards, golf courses and sports arenas in the world. In addition to nutritionals, BRANDT also manufactures and distributes adjuvants, crop protectants and utility products.


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.