The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology
Terry Kippley was named President of CPDA on January 4, 2022. Kippley brings more than 35 years of experience in the agriculture industry, both domestic and international. Most recently, he was president of Aceto Agricultural Chemicals and a long-term board member and past president of the Mid America CropLife Association. Kippley began his career at Monsanto in field sales, followed by product, sales, and business management roles at Oil-Dri Corporation.
During his career with Aceto Agricultural Chemicals Corporation, Kippley led expansion of the EPA post-patent pesticide active-ingredient molecule portfolio and profitability. Key to this success was developing long-term partnerships with Chinese and Indian suppliers, establishing sales relationships with U.S. distributors, and fostering geographic expansion internationally while working through complex regulatory environments.
Kippley was raised as a sixth-generation dairy farmer in Wisconsin and earned a bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Wisconsin and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago.
The Council of Producers and Distributors of Agrotechnology (CPDA) based near Washington DC has been the voice and advocate for the adjuvant, inert, and post-patent crop protection industry for 35 years. Nearly 80% of US distribution for the $13 billion crop protection market and approximately 80% of the inert ingredients used in agricultural production in the US are provided by CPDA members. The association members are a network of basic inert manufacturers, adjuvant formulators, distributors, retailers, US pesticide formulators, and post-patent crop protection registrants and manufacturers who make their voices heard by working together.