PBI-Gordon Selects Brayer Exec as its Next COO

PBI-Gordon Companies announced Dr. Jackie Applegate joined the company as chief operating officer, effective July 8, 2024. Photo credit: Shutterstock (VideoFlow).

Posted July 3, 2024

Shawnee-based PBI-Gordon Cos. announced Dr. Jackie Applegate joined the company as chief operating officer, assuming her later this month.

Applegate will begin her role effective, July 8.

Dr. Jackie Applegate is the chief operating officer for PBI-Gordon, effective July 8, 2024. Photo courtesy of PBI-Gordon.

Prior to joining PBI-Gordon, she most recently served as the President of the North American Crop Science business of Bayer. At Brayer, she began as a process development chemist before serving executive roles in the agricultural and non-crop industries, according to a release.

Applegate will lead PBI-Gordon’s three subsidiaries; PBI-Gordon Corporation, which provides leading products to the turf and ornamental industries; Pegasus Laboratories, which is a leader in the development, manufacture, and marketing of companion animal pharmaceuticals; and PetAg, which develops, manufactures, and markets nutritional products and supplements for companion animals

Applegate will report directly to PBI-Gordon president and CEO Steve Clifford.

“PBI-Gordon has had a tremendous amount of success in recent years, and recruiting proven and innovative leaders like Jackie enhances the depth of our leadership team,” Clifford said.

Founded in 1947, PBI-Gordon Companies is employee-owned with over 970 employees. The manufacturing firm manufactures herbicides, insecticides, fungicides and growth regulators for consumer garden, farm and ranch markets.