Gertz has been working in the green industry since 1995, starting in sales and marketing roles with both basic discovery and post-patent chemical manufacturers including Dow AgroSciences, SePRO and Sipcam Agro USA. In 2007, he transitioned to the distribution side of the business, working as director of micronutrients/turf and ornamental for WinField/Land O’ Lakes. Prior to joining SiteOne, Gertz served as the CEO of PrimeraTurf.
“We are very excited to have John join our category team and take a leadership role in the agronomic business,” said Doug Black, CEO and chairman of the board of SiteOne Landscape Supply. “He brings deep industry knowledge in both the manufacturing and distribution aspects of agronomic turf maintenance products. His expertise will help us achieve our goal of providing the best resources and partnership across every product category in the green industry.”
Gertz holds a bachelor of agriculture degree in agronomy and crop science, a bachelor of science degree in genetics and a master of science degree in transgenic agronomy, all from the University of Georgia.