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EAS Group announces two new appointments at Senior Management level

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Monday, September 1, 2014

News Release; 1st September 2014

New President for EAS Inc., and Group COO announced by Eurofins Agroscience Services

Eurofins Agroscience Services is to strengthen its management team globally with the appointment of two senior staff who will take up their roles on 1st September 2014.

Klaus Kuegler, CEO, said of the appointments "I am pleased to announce that Friedrich Knecht and Cherie Gudz will join us from September 1st 2014. Friedrich will take on the role of COO for Agroscience Services and will be responsible for the Ecotox cluster and the Regulatory Affairs Group with Cherie joining our US team where she will take on the President role."

Friedrich completed his studies at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland with a PhD in Management, and joins EAS from BASF Group where he enjoyed several roles in the crop protection business. He brings with him a wealth of experience in crop protection including business development, marketing, and expertise in global sustainability & product stewardship.

In addition to the Ecotox cluster and Regulatory Affairs Group, Friedrich will manage business growth in Asia Pacific and, after settling into the job, also the Latin American business.

Since obtaining a Bachelor of Science; Biology at Wilkes University, Cherie has gained 20 years of experience in the industry, working as a Laboratory Director and later as a Senior VP. She comes to EAS Inc. from Microbac Laboratories and has a strong financial and personnel management background with over 20 years' experience. Additionally, Cherie also specializes in mergers and acquisitions and will also play a role within the Eurofins Food Group.

Cherie Gudz

Cherie Gudz:
President Eurofins Agroscience Services Inc

Friedrich Knecht

Friedrich Knecht:
COO Eurofins Agroscience Services

For further information, contact:

Lou Williams, Head of Marketing, EAS Group. Tel: +44 (0) 1332 864800 / Mob: +44 (0) 7810 883899, Email:

Notes for the editor:

With over 25 years of experience in the crop protection industry, Eurofins Agroscience Services offers outstanding technical knowledge and project management skills. Our service offering is continuously developed by knowledge transfer initiatives between the Group's various centres of expertise across the globe.

We are experts in managing global field studies, worker exposure studies, ecotoxicology, analytical services, physico-chemical property testing, environmental fate laboratory and field studies.

By acquiring a carefully selected range of CRO's, Eurofins Agroscience Services has created a unique portfolio of expertise that provides analytical, regulatory and field support to plant breeders, agrochemical, biopesticide, biocide and fine chemical manufacturers. Eurofins Scientific is the world leader in food and pharmaceutical products testing. It is also number one in the world in the field of environmental laboratory services and one of the global market leaders in agroscience, genomics, discovery pharmacology and central laboratory services.

Eurofins Agroscience Services is part of the Eurofins Scientific network of businesses.