The expansion of BRANDT’s turf and ornamental sales force demonstrates a commitment to the golf and sports turf industry. Each rep has significant turfgrass experience, including golf course management, and fertilizer and chemical sales.
--Ryan Jerome will be based near the BRANDT headquarters in Springfield, Ill., managing sales in the Midwest. He has a degree in turfgrass management and has worked the majority of his career in either golf course management and/or fertilizer and chemical sales. He was most recently at MTI Distributing.
--Tom Breiner will cover the Northeast United States. He has worked closely with the BRANDT product lines in recent years as an account manager for Verdesian Life Sciences.
--Chris Quinlan will cover the upper Midwest and Canada. He joins BRANDT after 25 years as a territory sales manager for Barenburg USA, Becker Underwood, Turf Partners and Wilbur-Ellis.
--Amy Dearinger will manage sales in the South Central United States. With a degree in turfgrass management, she has more than 15 years of experience in fertilizer and chemical sales. She was most recently at The Hill Company, a partner of TurfVentures.
“These new hires are great additions to our turf and ornamental sales team,” said John Guglielmi, BRANDT specialty formulations national sales director. “They all have extensive backgrounds in the industry and will be strategically placed to reach our distributors and customers wherever they need us.”
BRANDT’s turf and ornamental product line consists of three complementary brands. The company’s flagship brand, BRANDT, boasts a broad portfolio of specialty fertilizers, adjuvants, pond dyes and biopesticides. GRIGG represents a portfolio of proven foliar nutrients, backed by science and research.
“I’m excited for the future of our T&O business,” said Bill Engel, BRANDT specialty formulations executive vice president. “These new hires are already bringing energy and enthusiasm that I know will translate into enhanced customer service, increased customer satisfaction and ultimately a stronger business.”