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January 11, 2010

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SePRO Hires Michael Shaner as New Laboratory and Research Group Manager

Whitakers, NC - January 11, 2010 – SePRO Corporation is pleased to announce that Michael Shaner has joined its Research and Development department as the Laboratory and Research Group Manager.  Mr. Shaner will be managing all laboratory functions that support the business operations, manufacturing and R&D processes for existing and new products while overseeing research activities at the SePRO Research and Technology Campus, or SRTC. 

SePRO is an industry leading, specialty agrichemical company headquartered in Carmel, Indiana.  It provides plant protection and plant management products and services that fit specialized niche markets such as aquatic vegetation management, ornamental and turf management, and tree and shrubbery growth regulation.  The SRTC is a 410-acre complex in Whitakers, NC that is the key component of SePRO’s innovative research in the science of aquatic plant management as well as turfgrass and ornamental landscaping control.

Prior to joining SePRO, Mr. Shaner was a Professor at Nash Community College in Rocky Mount, NC where he taught Biology, Biotechnology and Genetics and also developed a program to teach analytical techniques to industry personnel.  While at Nash CC, he was the recipient of several competitive grants to improve the laboratory curriculum and established an undergraduate research program.  He holds a BS and MS degree in Biology from East Carolina University where he majored in Cell and Anatomy and Molecular Endocrinology

SePRO President William Culpepper, himself a Nash County, North Carolina native, warmly welcomed Mr. Shaner to the SePRO family. “The SePRO Research and Technology Campus embodies the dedication and investment SePRO commits to its products, services and technologies.  The addition of Michael Shaner to the R&D team and to the SRTC is ideal for providing high quality technical support to every facet of SePRO’s business and greatly expands the company’s ability to bring innovation and continued growth to the marketplace.”

Michael and his wife, Sam, reside in Rocky Mount, NC with their daughter Zoe; their son Nic is currently enrolled at NC State University. 


About SePRO Corporation:  SePRO Corporation is recognized as an industry leader in providing focused research and development capabilities, and the highest level of technical service to customers who operate in specialty niche markets of the USA. SePRO’s key business segments include the U.S. Aquatics Industry, Greenhouse/Nursery Markets, and Professional Turf/Landscape Management. To learn more about SePRO Corporation, its products, services and technologies, call 1-800-419-7779 or visit the SePRO web site at

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