Jimmy Johnson was recently named fungicide business manager for the Green Business group of Bayer Environmental Science. In his new position, he will also serve as the Bayer golf industry lead.
Johnson has more than 25 years experience in the turf and ornamental and crop- protection industries. For the past six years, Johnson was a golf sales representative for Bayer, covering Missouri, Iowa, Colorado, Minnesota, Kansas and Nebraska at various times. Before that, he was an insecticide product manager for Bayer CropScience.
Previously, Johnson was turf and ornamental marketing manager for Novartis (Ciba) in Greensboro, N.C. He also was a turf sales representative for Ciba, covering Michigan, Indiana and Kentucky. Before that, he worked in crop chemical sales for Ciba, first in Texas and then in Kansas.
A native of Arkansas, Johnson holds a bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Arkansas and a master’s degree in agricultural economics, also from the University of Arkansas.