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SYLACAUGA, AL—Agrium Advanced Technologies recently announced the appointment of Ben Nelson as marketing manager, reacted products, in their Sylacauga, Ala., location.  In this role, Nelson will be responsible for promoting Agrium’s top-quality fertilizer products, particularly Nutralene®, Nitroform® and IB® and as well as XCU™, Agrium’s latest branded product line that combines industry-leading, polymer- and sulfur-coating technologies. 

Nelson holds a bachelor of business administration in finance and accounting from Texas A&M University and earned his MBA from The University of Texas at Arlington, CFA Designation (Chartered Financial Analyst) and CMA Designation (Certified Management Accountant).

Nelson has worked in a number of industries, with eight years of progressive experience in financial and strategic analysis, but he is no stranger to Agrium.  Prior to joining the Advanced Technologies team, Nelson served for two years as manager, corporate development and strategy, with Agrium’s corporate office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.  He has also worked as senior analyst with The Capital Group Companies, Inc. and as senior financial analyst for The Keith Companies, Inc. and has experience in corporate strategy and development with TXU Corp.

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John Johnson, Agrium Advanced Technologies’ director of marketing, stated, “We’re glad to have the opportunity to add Ben to our team here in Sylacauga.  He has the right mix of strategy development, leadership and industry know-how and will be a tremendous asset as we continue to develop new technologies and smarter ways to grow.” 

According to Nelson, “I am pleased to be given the opportunity to play a significant role, alongside many others, in building on the many successes of Agrium Advanced Technologies.”

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