BRANDT Hires Tree Crop and Horticulture Specialist George Murray Tree Crop and Horticulture Specialist BRANDT Springfield, Illinois, (AgPR), April 11, 2013 BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products, announced that George Murray has joined the company as a Tree Crop and Horticulture Specialist for the Specialty Formulations group. Murrays primary focus will be to expand the companys core nutrition and sustainable protection products into the arbor, landscape, greenhouse and specialty agriculture markets. He will report to Rodger Younker, National Sales Director. George is an incredibly talented individual and we are thrilled he has joined BRANDT, said Rodger Younker, BRANDT National Sales Director. We have a tremendous opportunity to grow our business in the specialty fruit and vegetable, landscape and greenhouse markets. Georges unique skill set and technical background will help demonstrate the added value that BRANDTs products bring to growers. Murray is a certified Arborist and holds Baccalaureate degrees in Management and Urban Forestry from Purdue University, where his studies were focused on plant pathology, soil ecology and orchard production. Murray will work from his home in Indiana, but his responsibilities will cover the entire US. Murray has played a key role in the trials and development of BRANDT enTREE, the companys patented tree injection technology. Prior to BRANDT, Murray was a horticulture and arboriculture consultant, advising orchardists on fruit production in temperate-zones and helping arboriculture companies build comprehensive plant health care programs. About BRANDT A leading agricultural company BRANDT consists of three divisionsSpecialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Supportserving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDTs focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply. For more information, visit BRANDT on the web at: www.brandt.co.