Market Development Manager
Bo Burns is a Market Development Manager at SOLitude Lake Management and Vector Disease Control International (SOLitude’s partner company). Bo is primarily responsible for business development in new markets, and has an extensive background in the lake management industry. He has worked in aquatic plant management and exotic plant management for over 30 years.
Bo received his Bachelor of Art degree in Biology from Hiram College in Hiram, OH and his Master of Environmental Management degree in Resource and Wetland Ecology from Duke University in Durham, NC. After earning his master’s degree, he worked for the State of North Carolina for four years as an environmental specialist with the Division of Water Resources. He then spent six years as a vegetation specialist for American Cyanamid, conducting research and sales for vegetation management in aquatics, forestry and utility rights of way management. Bo has also worked for SePRO Corporation as an aquatic specialist, BASF Corporation as aquatic specialist and Crop Production Services as the National Aquatic Sales and Marketing Manager. Before joining SOLitude, he worked as an aquatic territory manager for Valent USA Corporation and a national aquatics manager for Nufarm Americas while developing the market for Clipper Aquatic herbicide.
Bo currently serves as vice president for the South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society and as a board member for the Mid-South Aquatic Plant Management Society. He is also a member of the aquatics committee for RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment). Bo is a past president for the South Carolina Aquatic Plant Management Society as well as the North East Aquatic Plant Management Society. He is a past board member of the Mid-West Aquatic Plant Management Society, the National Aquatic Plant Management Society and the Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Foundation.
Bo and his wife of 32 years, Sallie, live in Raleigh, NC. They have a 24-year-old son, Bo Thomas, who also lives and works in Raleigh and a 21-year-old daughter, Cami, who is studying to be a teacher. Away from work, Bo enjoys spending time outdoors while camping, fishing and hunting.
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When you partner with SOLitude, a dedicated field technician visits your lake or pond twice a month, leveraging extensive knowledge and training to carefully maintain ecological balance and preserve the appearance of your aquatic property.
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