September 17, 2013
KALO, Inc. - Overland Park, Kansas
KALO Names Martin Tonks as Sales Agent For Europe, the Middle East and Africa
Overland Park, Kan.– KALO, Inc., a leading supplier of specialty chemicals for the agricultural and professional turf markets, today announced that Martin Tonks will serve as KALO’s new independent sales agent in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Tonks is Director/Owner of MRT Chemicals, Ltd. of Bingley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
“With more international interest developing for KALO’s growing line of wetting agents, surfactants and other specialty chemicals, the time is right for us to focus our attention on existing and prospective customers to ensure we make the most of every opportunity,” stated Chuck Champion, president of KALO, Inc. “Our decision to partner with Martin was a natural because of his extensive international experience in finding and managing distributors for agricultural chemical inputs,”
In commenting on his new relationship with KALO, Tonks noted, “I couldn’t be more thrilled about representing KALO and its product line in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. KALO has an enviable reputation for product innovation and formulation excellence, and we fully intend to expand its market penetration in these regions of the world.”
Prior to forming MRT Chemicals in 2012, Tonks was Head of Care Chemicals, Europe North for BASF from 2009 to 2011. In that position, he managed a team of six sales representatives accounting for $120 million in annual sales. From 1998 to 2009, Tonks served as Global Market Centre Head at Ciba Water Treatments where he had full profit and loss responsibility for $60 million in agricultural sales.