Bill Stoneman

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Bill Stoneman

Executive Director of the Biopesticide Industry Alliance

Stoneman began his career with the Minnesota Extension Service. After earning an advanced degree in Agronomy and Soil Science at the University of Minnesota, Stoneman moved to agribusiness as a Technical Services Specialist and later Marketing Specialist for a Midwest regional fertilizer and agrichemical company. Later, his career evolved to include biological pesticides in his role as Business Development Manager at Chr. Hansen, a Danish Biotechnology Company with ventures in food, agriculture and industrial applications of microorganisms.

Currently he serves the biological and organic industries through regulatory consultation, assistance with organic listing of biological crop inputs and biological control product development. He is a member of the American Society of Agronomy (ASA), American Phytopathological Society (APS) -Biological Control Committee Chair for 2001-2002, BPIA and the International Organic Inspectors Association (lOlA). Stoneman is a Director and Secretary of the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) Board of Directors, serves on the IOIA Board of Directors and Executive Committee and the Wisconsin Organic Advisory Council with the state’s Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Stoneman has over 20 years in the biological industry and 5 1/2 years at the Executive Director of BPIA.

Expertise in:

  • OMRI Listing
  • EPA Microbial Biological Registration and Maintenance
  • Biological Markets
  • Development Perspectives
  • Global use of Biologicals

Experience in sales training, technical training, and instruction of college level marketing courses.

Experience as a county extension agent.

Email: bstoneman@biopesticideindustryalliance.org
Phone: 1-608-712-4916
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Biological Products Industry Alliance - Advancing Knowledge of Biopesticides and Biostimulants
Advancing Knowledge of Biopesticides and Biostimulants