Scott Hutchins was named to his role as Global Leader, Research and Development (R&D) for Dow AgroSciences in January 2017. He also serves as Function Leader for Crop Protection R&D and R&D Business Partner for the Seeds and Crop Protection Global Business Units.
Scott joined The Dow Chemical Company in 1987 as a Field Biologist in Minneapolis. He moved to Midland in 1989 as Manager for Technical Training and went to Indianapolis in 1990 as Manager for R&D Recruitment, Training, and Quality Performance for DowElanco. Scott was named R&D Human Resources Manager in 1991 and R&D Manager for Insect/Nematode/Disease Management Field Development in 1993. He was appointed Global Product Development Manager for spinosad, Sentricon® Termite Colony Elimination System and new insecticides in 1995, and subsequently as Leader of North America Technology Development for Dow AgroSciences in 1997.
Scott assumed the role as Process Leader and Six Sigma Champion for Create Product Success in January 2000 and was named R&D Global Leader for the Pest Management Global Business Unit in 2002. In 2004 he assumed leadership for the Supply R&D Function (Actives to Products) as Global Leader, and subsequently was named Global Crop Protection R&D Leader.
Scott holds a bachelor’s degree from Auburn University, a master’s degree from Mississippi State University and a Ph.D. from Iowa State University, all in entomology. He is an Adjunct Professor within the Department of Entomology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and has authored or co-authored more than 100 refereed articles, reviews or scientific presentations in the area of integrated pest management and bio-economics. Scott was selected as the Outstanding Young Alumnus by Iowa State University in 1997, served as President of the Entomological Society of America (ESA) in 2007 and was named an ESA Fellow in 2009.