Dr. Bob Trogele brings unique and diverse experiences to his leadership role.

Bob Trogele, Ph.D., has been named the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of American Vanguard Corporation’s principal operating subsidiary, AMVAC Chemical Corporation. As COO, he will oversee sales, marketing, and business development on a global basis.

Dr. Trogele has worked in positions of increasing responsibility within the agribusiness sectors of agrichemicals, biotechnology and plant nutrition, culminating with ten years at FMC Corporation, where he served most recently as President – Asia Pacific across 20+ countries.

Dr. Trogele delivers his passion for giving back through speaking to groups about leadership and global business trends, teaching at the university level, serving as a board member for key industry associations in different countries, such as CropLife America and Agricultural Retailers Association, and his involvement in various community- based charitable activities.

Prior to his business career, Bob Trogele was an athlete; he was a four-year starter and captain on the Wichita State basketball team, and a professional basketball player representing the German national team as a two-time Olympian, in the course of which he attained both an MBA and Ph.D. from the University of Goettingen. He is fluent in both German and French; and since 1997 has served as a professor of international business at the Berlin University, Germany, School of Economics and Law, where he teaches Global Business & Management to international MBA students.