January 31, 2012 – Executive search firm ChampionScott Partners has placed Andy Lee as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Valent U.S.A. Mr. Lee was previously CEO of Sipcam Agro USA and ADVAN, LLC. “When recruiting our COO, we needed a fresh eye in the agriculture marketplace and ChampionScott did just that,” said Valent U.S.A. CEO Mike Donaldson. “I was truly impressed with their process and dedication to understand our business and culture. Their “no give-up” approach left no stone unturned and resulted in an exceptional placement.” Valent develops and markets products in the U.S. and Canada that protect agricultural crops, enhance crop yields, improve food quality, beautify the environment and safeguard public health. ChampionScott Partners is an executive search firm focused on the technology industry and related sectors.