Bonide expands staff to facilitate continued growth
Oriskany, NY- July 20, 2012 – Bonide Products has announced several changes and additions to key staff positions in its management team and field sales team. The Oriskany lawn and garden products company has a national sales force exclusively focused on independent retailers. In 2011 BONIDE launched it’s Dura Turf LAWNS division and also recently acquired the Revenge brand of retail pest controls. The personnel additions and changes are a result of these and other initiatives.
Bonide recently made the following appointments:
- Rick Speer –National Sales Manager. Speer has a 35 year history in the Lawn & Garden industry including Utica Supply, The Schultz Company, United Industries and most recently Senoret. Mr. Speer will manage the 28 member BONIDE field sales force.
- Rich Stryker –Vice President of Sales. Stryker was formerly National Sales Manager at Bonide for the past 6 years. The new appointment will allow Mr. Stryker to allocate more of his resources to sales development.
- Tom Feldmann –Vice President of Marketing, National Accounts Manager. Feldmann had been Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Bonide for the past 10 years. The new appointment is designed to allow Mr. Feldmann to allocate more of his resources to marketing projects.
Bonide’s field sales force also continues to expand with the appointment of Sandy Ferguson as Territory Manager for the states of Colorado, New Mexico and Wyoming. Ferguson has a 30 year Lawn & Garden industry career in both the retail and distribution channels.
All these personnel changes are designed to enhance Bonide’s effort to service and grow the independent retailer channel.