A 27 year veteran of the Ag Chemical industry, he started his career with DuPont advancing through many performance based positions.  He completed his 10 year tenure with DuPont, at their worldwide headquarters in Wilmington, DE, as head of the $150M U.S. Insecticide Business group.  During his time at DuPont he also ran the U.S. Fungicide business, the DuPont Cotton Leadership Program and the U.S. Specialty markets business. 

In the early 90’s he was recruited by BASF Corp in Raleigh, NC to head their marketing group in the Coastal Business Area.  The primary focus was to build the platform to launch their up and coming fungicide business (Headline).  He participated in many international venues across Europe, Asia and South America.  He relocated to the MidSouth to transition and manage BASF’s sales and technical service business from MS to California.

Upon departing BASF, he managed the sales and marketing effort for the Australian based Nufarm Americas generic products company in the U.S.  Here he developed Nufarm’s new entry into the U.S. market which today has become one of the leading generic suppliers in the U.S.

Prior to founding  AgSource, he was the V.P. of North America for a biotech company based in CA.  He developed the sales and marketing groups from a non-existent entity to a $2OM company in the span of 6 years.

Chris is a graduate of Mississippi State University with degrees in Business and Economics.  He also was involved in the DuPont company’s Corporate Promotable training program in conjunction with the University of PA’s Wharton School of Business.

Today, Chris and his wife Tanya live in their home state of MS and is the 6th generation of one of the pioneering families of N. MS.  The Coombs Family established roots in N. MS over 173 years ago.  Chris and Tanya have four children.  Braxton, former student body president of MS State University and now a consultant with Accenture.  Carson a junior at MSU in pre-law and economics.  Anna a freshman at Itawamba Community College in pre-nursing and Adam is a senior at New Albany High with plans to attend MSU in Bio-Medical Engineering and pursue a career as a Plastic Surgeon.

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