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Kristen Coles Promoted to Lab Manager Overseeing New Visalia, CA Production Facility

BRANDT Chemist, Kristen Coles, has been promoted to Lab Manager and will run day to day operations at the company’s new Visalia, CA production facility. Kristen joined BRANDT in 2016 as a senior chemist. Prior to joining BRANDT, Coles managed a team of 14 chemists at an environmental and engineering laboratory that conducted water quality testing for most cities in California’s central valley. She holds a B.S. degree in Chemistry from UCSD.


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.