AgriLabs announces the hiring of James Buck as territory manager for the southeast, effective March 6. Buck will be responsible for managing and implementing sales within his assigned territory.
“We are pleased to have James join the AgriLabs team,” says A.J. Ebert, AgriLabs sales manager. “He has over 30 years of experience in the animal health industry and a diverse set of skills in sales, which will prove to be an asset to our team.”
Buck will be responsible for providing high-quality service to the AgriLabs network of distributors, veterinarians, dealers and producers in the southeast region. “AgriLabs has built a great reputation for innovation, quality and service in animal health, and I look forward to building new relationships while providing comprehensive service to AgriLabs customers,” Buck says.
Buck has led sales efforts and supported field sales through training and IT technology initiatives. He began his career with The Tennessee Farmers Cooperative as an outside sales representative focused on feed sales to dairymen. In the late-1990s, he transitioned into the animal health industry. He held multiple positions with Boehringer Ingelheim, Merial Limited and Novartis Animal Health. His background in sales, sales training and CRM management led to an executive role with a family owned sales training company.
Through these roles his expertise working with distribution to launch new products and technologies includes endectocides, anti-microbial and DNA technologies. Seeing partners achieve their goals is a motivator and provides personal and professional satisfaction.
Buck was raised in Tennessee and attended the University of Tennessee majoring in Agriculture Business. He currently lives in Roanoke, Va., with his wife of 32 years. They have two grown sons.