Jul 20, 2017Lindsay Corporation names new president and CEO
Timothy Hassinger has been appointed president and chief executive officer (CEO) and a member of the board of directors of Lindsay Corporation, which manufactures and markets irrigation equipment. The appointments are effective Oct. 16. Hassinger will succeed President and CEO Rick Parod, who previously announced he is retiring later this year after 17 years of service to the company.
Hassinger, 55, currently serves as president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences, headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dow AgroSciences, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, is a seeds and crop protection chemical firm with more than $6 billion of sales in 120 countries and 8,000 employees.
A 33-year veteran of Dow AgroSciences, Hassinger has held a series of senior leadership positions throughout his career across a variety of the company’s domestic and international business units. Prior to becoming president and CEO of Dow AgroSciences in 2014, he served as the company’s global commercial leader and vice president for the Crop Protection Global Business Unit. Previously he served as vice president for the Dow AgroSciences business in the Europe, Latin America, and Pacific regions.
Hassinger received his bachelor of science degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois and grew up on a family farm in central Illinois. He is also active in a number of industry associations, as well as civic and charitable causes.