Marrone Bio Expands Reach, Growing Sales Team in Florida and Pacific Northwest

DAVIS, Calif., April 05, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) today announces the addition of three sales professionals.

As southeast sales territory manager, Eric Hammons will oversee sales across the southeastern United States. A former search and rescue swimmer for the United States Navy and a veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield, Eric brings a diverse agricultural background to Marrone’s sales force. Growing up in production agriculture in Southeast Georgia, Eric began his post-military career in animal production.

In the fall of 1996, Eric moved into sales in the diverse vegetable seed market in Florida, where he has spent most of his career. In 2006, he established his own company, E.S. Hammons, LLC, to explore RFID packaging to help with loss in the vegetable markets, as well as to pursue his personal interest in watermelon genetics, where he worked throughout the Southeast and Central America. Eric joined Marrone Bio Innovations from Timac Agro USA where he was the southeast business unit director.

Eric holds a B.S. from the University of Georgia and an M.S. from The University of Tampa. The Hammons family lives in the Tampa area.

Dave Miller is the new sales territory manager for South Florida, responsible sales south Florida’s I-4 corridor. Dave brings extensive sales and marketing experience in the fruit and vegetable markets and has worked expansively in the Southeast. He began his career with UAP and Monsanto into the vast corn and soybean markets of the Midwest before relocating to Florida and learning the fruit and vegetable markets. Dave has extensive fruit and vegetable experience, working with a diversity of Southeast companies including Aquatrols, Amega Sciences and Brandt. Most recently Dave worked with Engage Agro USA.

A graduate of the University of Illinois, Dave resides in Orlando, Fla.

Denis D. Miller of Othello, Wash., started his career at Marrone Bio Innovations on April 4, where he serves as the company’s first technical sales manager, a position that combines traditional sales with product development and field trial work. His sales territory encompasses Oregon, Washington, Montana and Idaho.

Denis began his career with American Hoechst Corp., as an intern in May of 1980 and worked with the Hoechst company in a variety of sales and product management roles through January of 1997. In 1997, he served as the chief interface between Nissan Chemical Americas and his U.S. counterparts in agricultural chemicals. He returned to the Pacific Northwest where he served as a retail account manager for DuPont Crop Protection since 1999.

Denis has a B.S. from the University of Idaho and lives with his family in Othelo, Wash.

About Marrone Bio Innovations
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Marrone Bio Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:MBII) aims to lead the movement to a more sustainable world through the discovery, development and promotion of biological products for pest management and plant health. Our effective and environmentally responsible solutions help customers operate more sustainably while controlling pests, improving plant health, and increasing crop yields. We have four products for agriculture on the market (Regalia, Grandevo, Venerate and Majestene), a proprietary discovery process, a rapid development platform, and a robust pipeline of pest management and plant health product candidates. At Marrone Bio Innovations we are dedicated to pioneering better biopesticides that support a better tomorrow for users around the globe. For more information, please visit

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