Tacoma Ag would like to welcome aboard Wayne Lohman. Wayne began his career in crop protection products in 1981 as a sales representative for Velsicol Chemical Company in southern Illinois. In 1984, he was promoted to District Sales Manager for the Southeast located in Atlanta. Velsicol was purchased by Sandoz and Wayne moved to Denver in 1991 as Marketing Manager for the Western U.S. In 1994, he moved back to Georgia as Southeast Sales and Marketing Manager. In 1999, Wayne joined Micro Flo Company, which was a subsidiary of BASF, as Marketing Manager for the TopPro Specialties group. BASF merged TopPro and BASF Specialty in 2003 and Wayne moved to Marketing and Business Development which handled supply contract management, technical sales, licensing and other third party agreements. His next assignment was 4 years in the Professional Vegetation Management area, where he handled sales across the U.S. in forestry and vegetation management markets.
In those various roles, he has worked in many U.S. crop production and non-crop markets, including corn, cotton, soybeans, wheat, range and pasture, citrus, vegetables, turf, ornamentals, pest control, consumer products, forestry and vegetation management.
Wayne also represented BASF as a member of the RISE (Responsible Industry for Sound Environment) Legislative Affairs Committee for 15 years and served as chairman of the committee for 6 of those years.
He has a B.S. from Illinois State University and M.B.A. from Southern Illinois University and has done post-graduate work in Marketing at the University of Michigan.
Wayne and his family live 50 miles south of Atlanta on a working cattle ranch.