Clarke, a leading global provider of products and services for public health mosquito control and aquatic services, announces the appointment of Allen Gent to Chief Operating Officer (COO).

Gent brings 20 years of successful commercial, strategic development, and executive management experience in the agribusiness industry to Clarke.  Most recently, he led the U.S. Seed and Traits business for BASF, and previously held leadership roles with Bayer CropScience (seed assets acquired by BASF), DuPont Pioneer and Monsanto.

As COO, Gent will drive Clarke’s growth strategy and oversee operations for all the company’s domestic and international product and service activities. “We are extremely excited to have Allen joining our leadership team,” stated J. Lyell Clarke, III, Chairman, President and CEO of Clarke.  “For 75 years, Clarke has been delivering public health mosquito control and aquatic management solutions that improve quality of life standards in communities all around the world.  Allen’s experience delivering sustainable growth in complex markets will be hugely valuable here, as we focus on our strategic growth plans and aim to further extend our work as agents of world health benefit.”

“The public health industry is poised for rapid transformation as new technologies and solutions are introduced for mosquito control and water quality management. I look forward to helping Clarke commercialize its exciting pipeline of global products and services, and leading this organization into its next era of growth,” said Gent.