Ben Wilson, PhD, Owner/President
Ben Wilson, PhD, launched the Protene® line of high performance fertilizer in 2009, and has since provided high quality fertilizer products to golf, landscape, and sport clientele across the United States of America. Dr. Wilson owns and operates several integrated businesses under Wilson Group Companies, including Protene® High Performance Fertilizers. He is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor’s of Science, University of Tennessee Masters of Science, and a PhD from the University of Nebraska across different Agricultural Science disciplines. The focuses of his businesses are product research and development (ANTG R&D), fertilizer manufacturing (United Fertilizer Formulators), fertilizer marketing (United Fertilizer Technologies), and warehouse, processing and packaging (Consolidated Process & Packaging). Dr. Wilson has 30 years of experience in technology development of fertilizer technology applications. He has been instrumental in developing several patents supporting mechanical and chemical methodologies in fertilizer that are currently commercialized; many of which are utilized by the Protene® product line. Dr. Wilson has years of experience in developing and commercializing designer fertilizer products utilizing proprietary and patented technologies such as sequential release, controlled release, fused and reaction based chemistry, acid-base reactions, hydrolysis, physical, chemical and densified granulation technologies, and encapsulation. Wilson Group Companies are recognized as leaders in the development and commercialization of cutting edge fertilizer technologies.
Anthony Jardine, Vice President of Manufacturing/ Co-Owner
Anthony Jardine is the co-owner and Vice President of Manufacturing at United Fertilizer Formulators (UFF), where he functions as the onsite plant director. United Fertilizer Technologies manufactures the Protene® product line. Anthony has experience in field engineering across multiple disciplines that include electrical, mechanical and I&C electronics. Anthony joined Wilson Group Companies in 2009 as co-owner of UFF with Ben Wilson, PhD. His managerial position at UFF includes daily direction and coordination of UFF employees, and the logistics of daily plant operations. Anthony’s experience and leadership ability ensures UFF performs at peak efficiency and output levels.
Jerry W. Martin, Manager of Product Development & Quality Control
Jerry Martin joined the ANTG Research and Development team in 1993, and as the Manager of Research and Development has assisted in the development of many of the products currently offered in the Protene® product line. Jerry has expert training in using the state-of-the-art laboratory and pilot plant equipment needed to develop new products and analyze existing products. Jerry oversees product formulation and development, product quality control, environmental compliance testing, and analytical laboratory tasks. Jerry is an integral part of the research and product development side of Wilson Group Companies, and the Protene® product line.
Christy M. Perkins, Director of Logistics
Christy Perkins has been a part of United Fertilizer Technologies since 2004. Christy functions as Director of Logistics for UFT and the Protene® product line, where her duties include procurement, logistics, inventory management, and customer service. Christy Perkins has over 23 total years of experience with her professional duties and an education from John Tyler Comm. College and J. Sargent Reynolds Comm. College. Ms. Perkins joined our staff as our Customer Service and Logistics Manager over 12 years ago and from her first day has excelled at connecting with, assessing the needs of, and successfully working towards solutions with our customers.
Robert Bishop, Logistics & Packaging Site Manager
Robert is the Logistics & Packaging Manager of Consolidated Process & Packaging, LLC (CP&P) the warehouse and shipping facility for the Protene® product line. He brings a total of 32 years of experience with packaging and shipping to Wilson Group Companies and the Protene® product line. He functions as site manager of CP&P and his daily duties include shipping and receiving of inventory, bag line management, and inventory management.
Judith L. Griffith, Corporate Controller
Judy Griffith has been with Wilson Group Companies for 35 years and her duties include management of the accounting and human resource departments relating to the Protene® product line. She has seen the growth of the existing companies and the founding of new companies that have expanded to global status with successful, patented and trademarked products that enrich the fertilizer and turf fertility community. Judy’s work ethic and tenacity has made her an integral part in the cohesiveness of Wilson Group Companies and the Protene® product line.