Executive Officers

kenneth agrx ceoKenneth Burdullis

Chief Executive Officer

Ken has been the CEO of AG RX since 2005. When AG RX was formed in 1993 from the merger of California Ag Resources (CARR), Joseph Powers Company and Pacific Pest Control, Ken took a key leadership role in growing and developing the AG RX culture. He served in a variety of positions including Administrative Manager, Information Services, Human Resources, Safety and Regulatory Compliances Operations, and Sales and Marketing. Ken began his agricultural career early in life working for his father, Jack Burdullis, formerly the owner of CARR. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science Degree in Crop Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, he worked for DuPont in Sales and Marketing in the San Joaquin Valley for several years. After earning a Master’s of Divinity Degree from Fuller Theological Seminary, he served in Thailand for four years as a missionary where he helped the rural Thai churches develop agricultural projects that sustained them economically. Upon returning to Ventura County in 1991, with his wife and two children, he began working at CARR for his brother Joe Burdullis. Currently, Ken serves on the Board of Directors for AG RX and the Board of Directors for Western Plant Health Association.

 

AGRX Kim photoKimberly Eisel

Corporate Secretary and Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly has twenty years in the accounting field with both public firms and in the private sector. She has been at AG RX since 2001 and the Chief Financial Officer since 2009. Kimberly holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Accounting from Illinois State University. She currently serves on the Executive committees of both Terra and Pioneer captive insurance companies.

 

Brian Lish

President and Chief Operating OfficerBrian Lish Photo

Before becoming the Chief Operating Office at AG RX, Brian worked from 2006 to 2015 for BASF—a German chemical company.  During his nine years at BASF, Brian held a variety of positions including Business Manager of Strategic Accounts for termite, pest control, turf and ornamentals accounts; Business Manager of Turf and Ornamentals; Business Manager of Professional Vegetation Management; and District Sales Manager for agricultural products in California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Southern Nevada.  Prior to working for BASF, Brian held several positions over a 13-year period with the J.R. Simplot Company—a privately held agribusiness company.  He worked in both finance and agribusiness retail and held positions of Director of Planning and Analysis as well as the Director of Marketing and Product Management.

Management

Christopher Oliva

Sales Manager

Christopher has been with AGRX since its inception coming over with the Joseph Powers Company. He has been a practicing PCA on several different crops including citrus, avocados, vegetable crops and strawberries. He has held the positions of Oxnard Sales Manager, Sales Manager and is currently Director of Sales. Prior to his time at Joseph Powers, he worked in production at a produce company. Christopher has a Bachelor of Science degree in Crop Science. He also has taken courses in Sales and Financial Analysis at Purdue University.

Troy Schlundt

Director of Sales, Marketing and Innovation

 

Gloria Piceno

Human Resources

Board of Directors

Walt Johnson

Walt Johnson is the Chairman of the Board for AG RX. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Agriculture with a Major in Agronomy from The University of Arizona. He also holds a Pest Control Advisors (PCA) Licenses in the States of California and Arizona. Walt has held numerous positions including: Sales, Area Management, Sales Management, Credit Management, General Management, Executive positions of Vice President, Vice President/Director of Marketing, Director of Western Sales, COO for major companies located in California, Arizona and Nationally. Walt has served as a Board Member and Chairman of the Board for The Western Plant Health Association (WPHA). He also served on the Board of Directors for The Arizona Crop Protection Association (ACPA) in which he served as President of the Board for 3 terms.

Kenneth Burdullis, Board Member

See Bio Above

Jay Yost, Board Member

Jay has a broad background in business and agriculture. Jay earned his degree in Agricultural Economics from Oregon State University. He has served on both the Western Plant Heath Association (WPHA) and California Fertilizer Association (CFA) board of directors, and is a Past President of CFA. Jay previously served as a board member and chairman of California Fertilizer Foundation (CFF). Jay is currently a Fertilizer Advisory and chairman for the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA).

Anthony Mathews, Board Member

The Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego
Anthony Mathews is Senior Consultant and Lecturer at the Beyster Institute at the Rady School of Management, UC San Diego promoting employee ownership and high powered company culture. Tony came to the Beyster Institute after retiring from a 30-year career designing and installing several hundred ESOPs,   He is a frequent speaker on matters related to employee ownership, has served as a founding member and director of both the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership, and published over 100 articles on the subject of employee ownership.



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