Village of Flat Rock, NC

Nick Weedman

Nick Weedman

Nick Weedman is a native of Blytheville, Arkansas where he was raised. He graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1961 with a degree in Chemical Engineering.

Nick entered the US Air Force in 1961 and served in the U.S. and England as a Communications Maintenance Officer.

In 1965, he joined Monsanto Company in El Dorado, Arkansas, as a technical service engineer and later was a maintenance supervisor in the ammonia, nitric acid, sulfuric acid and ammonium nitrate plants at that location.

He served form 1968 through 1973 as personnel supervisor and superintendent in St. Louis, Missouri, and Luling, Louisiana (the latter location being Monsanto’s largest agricultural facility).

Nick then entered product management in 1973 with responsibility for several crop protection products in St. Louis.

In 1974, he became a district sales manager in Omaha, Nebraska, with sales responsibility for Nebraska and the western portion of Iowa. During that assignment, he had responsibility for the commercial introduction of Roundup herbicide in that area.

He relocated to Tokyo in 1977 where he served as product manager for the Monsanto portfolio of products in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. He was responsible for the commercialization of a number of products in that world area including Roundup in all three countries.

In August 1981, he returned to the U.S. as regional sales director for an area covering Texas to California and Hawaii. During that time, he was active in the Western Agricultural Chemical Association, serving as financial chairman and later as vice president.

Nick moved to Melbourne, Australia, in 1986 as area director for Monsanto Agricultural Company with responsibility for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands. In 1988, he became managing director for Monsanto in that world area, a post he held until 1994. While in Australia, he was active in the industry association, AVCA (the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Association) serving as chairman of the association for three years.

In 1994, he became area director for greater China for Monsanto and relocated to Hong Kong. While there, he also served as president for Monsanto China for a period of time.

He retired from Monsanto in 1996 and relocated to Flat Rock, North Carolina, where he consulted for a short period of time. In 1998, he accepted the position of general manager, Americas for Nufarm, an Australian agrochemical manufacturer.

Since retirement, he has been active in the community, serving as the first president of the Kenmure Property Owner’s Association (KPOA), head of the Kenmure Road Maintenance Homeowner’s Association, and was one of four organizers of the KPOA. He is secretary treasurer of Golfside Condominiums Phase IV Association. In addition, he has edited and been the publisher of the Kenmure directory of property owners for a number of years. He has served on the board of directors of Vocational Solutions, an organization dedicated to providing training and employment for people with disabilities. He is currently the treasurer of that  organization. In 2003, he was elected to the Flat Rock Village Council and was re-elected in 2007 and 2011. In 2008, he was elected as vice mayor of the Village and serves as finance officer with additional responsibility for tax collections.

He is married to Merrie Carol (Kendrick) Weedman and has three daughters and eight grandchildren.