BioSafe 20th Anniversary

BioSafe Systems adds to Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Team

EAST HARTFORD, CT –BioSafe Systems is proud to welcome William Varner to the Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (MPS) team as Technical Sales Representative. Working from his home office in Raleigh, NC William will be responsible for generating Animal Health distribution and sales opportunities in the Mid-Atlantic.

Holding a degree Poultry Science from North Carolina State University, Will comes to us with a versatile background in the poultry and waste water industries. Most recently Will worked as a Technical Sales/Service Specialist at a bio-solids residuals management company where he oversaw company compliance, managed teams in the field, and new client acquisition.

BioSafe is excited to welcome Will to the team. For more information contact BioSafe Systems toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com

BioSafe Systems AG Division Expands Southwest Regional Support

BioSafe Systems is proud to announce the newest addition to our Agronomy Team, Mrs. Raina King. Raina will provide regional product and technical support from her strategic location of McAllen, TX, in the Rio Grande Valley. Raina’s unique strengths in field agronomy, coordinating and prioritizing research and trial grants for Texas vegetable and citrus producers, and recently educating citrus producers on new FSMA and produce safety guidelines, provides Raina with broad skillset that allows her to offer growers and dealers un-paralleled support throughout BioSafe’s Field-to-Packing Program.

Raina King’s Masters in Crop Science Agronomy and focus in Biochemistry, coupled with her diverse career in the local Southwest Agriculture industry, sets an ideal example of the professional expertise and diverse educational support BioSafe’s Regional Technical Agronomists strive to provide to our valued growers and dealers.  BioSafe’s Agronomy Segment Manager, Michael Larose, provided unique insight into Raina’s role on the AG Technical Team stating, “Starting with my first conversation with Raina it was clear her technical expertise, her diverse career in the specialty agriculture market, and most notedly the contagious enthusiasm she shows towards helping producers solve on-farm challenges made her an ideal team member for the Agriculture segment.”

Raina’s prior role as Grant Director and Administrator for Texas Citrus Mutual, allowed her to immerse herself in direct grower relations and communication with a focus on critical research funding, FSMA regulations and local emergency labeling needs. With her passion for maintaining close connections with the grower community and Southwest produce industry make her the ideal addition to BioSafe’s Agronomy Team. When asked about her prior careers and how those experiences will help her excel as the Regional Technical Agronomist for the Southwest Region, Raina provided an excellent and concise answer, “At Texas Citrus Mutual I was able to sit down with producers and listen to issues that they’ve had. BioSafe Systems’ has provided me the opportunity where not only can I still listen to my producer’s challenges, but now provide effective and proven solutions.”  She is looking forward to “being in the field with the Crop Advisors and producers, getting [her] hands dirty, and helping address the increasing challenges through effective and economical solutions.” Her biggest draw to her new career path was “BioSafe’s family-owned company culture and its high reputation in the Agrichemical market.”  Raina adds, “Plus, I take immense pride knowing I’m valued Team Member in a private company that stands firm on its commitment to manufacturing its products in the United States; I know the growers and industry in my area value that core principal.”

About BioSafe Systems, LLC
Simply Sustainable. Always Effective.
BioSafe Systems, LLC has been a manufacturer and marketer of sustainable crop protection, water treatment and food safety solutions since 1998. BioSafe Systems also provides unique, sustainable and environmentally responsible chemistries into the agricultural, horticultural, sanitation and retail segments. BioSafe Systems is a family-owned company based in East Hartford, CT whose products are proudly manufactured in the United States of America.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Alyssa Davis at 888.273.3088 ext. 246, or email adavis@biosafesystems.com.

BioSafe 20th Anniversary

BioSafe Systems Introduces PVent® Biofungicide for Control of Soil and Foliar Pathogens

EAST HARTFORD, CT – PVent® Biofungicide is an upgrade in microbial fungicide technology, providing growers with an easy-to-use, versatile IPM tool. This innovative development was spearheaded through a strategic partnership between two family-owned businesses: BioSafe Systems and Lallemand Plant Care.

PVent’s active ingredient (Gliocladium catenulatum Strain J1446) was originally isolated from natural Finnish soils providing unique adaptation traits like an enhanced ability to thrive and reproduce across broad temperature and humidity ranges. PVent’s 93% Active Ingredient makes it one of the most concentrated EPA-registered biofungicides in its category. PVent® has a natural symbiotic relationship with the plant rhizosphere including stem and foliar surfaces making it incredibly versatile in IPM programs.

Powered by three modes of action, PVent® is biologically programmed to rapidly colonize its host environment to defend against, attack and destroy even the most resilient plant pathogens. PVent® has a prolonged effectiveness and will provide a defense against future pathogens for up to four weeks.

PVent® controls soil-borne plant pathogens, foliar pathogens, and is labelled for use on greenhouse/ nursery crops and agricultural crops grown indoors. PVent® can be applied by soil substrate or hydroponic solution incorporation, drench or foliar spray. PVent® when partnered with BioSafe Systems’ PAA+™ line of products will provide broad-spectrum control of economically destructive plant diseases.

PVent® has a 4-hour REI, zero-day Pre-Harvest Interval and a caution label making it an integral crop protection tool for producers.

PVent® is a WG formula that will be available in 0.5 lb., 1 lb. and 2 lb. packaging.

For more information contact BioSafe Systems toll-free at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com.

About BioSafe Systems, LLC
Simply Sustainable. Always Effective.
BioSafe Systems, LLC has been a manufacturer and marketer of sustainable crop protection, water treatment and food safety solutions since 1998. BioSafe Systems also provides unique, sustainable and environmentally responsible chemistries into the agricultural, horticultural, sanitation and retail segments. BioSafe Systems is a family-owned company based in East Hartford, CT whose products are proudly manufactured in the United States of America.

 

Food Safety Sales Representative (Oxnard, Bakersfield, Yuma)

BioSafe systems is a family owned company based in East Hartford, CT servicing the food industry from Field to Fork. We are looking for an experienced professional technical sales person to help further develop our food safety product line for both raw and processing facilities for vegetables, leafy greens, fruit and nuts.

We are looking for goal-oriented, competitive, and sales-minded talent to join our growing company. BioSafe Systems is expanding our footprint within the produce and food processing industry and needs a motivated person who can operate independently and interact with both Corporate Executives and Food Safety Managers in the Southern California and Arizona region.

Role Purpose:

  • Builds profitable sales and awareness within the Food Safety and produce processing market and demonstrates commitment to prospecting and new business development.
  • Employs a consultative sales approach that focuses on building a long term, value-based relationship with accounts, penetrating them for further business and maximizing the margin they create while reducing the time and costs in managing them.

Responsibilities:

  • Enhance BioSafe Systems position within the industry using consultative and in-depth selling at all levels within the account
  • Prospect for new business; conduct sales calls and actively grow the size of your territory
  • Maintain a clear updated view of your sales pipeline
  • Grow the size of territory in accordance with targets
  • Provide customer technical support and consultant services to increase our overall value to the customer
  • Communicate clearly as needed with all BioSafe Team members and customer contacts are aware of account activity and any actions required to successfully service the customer.
  • Build effective customer relationships through business calls and effective customer entertainment
  • Able to give presentations to corporate executives within the industry and at Food Safety Conference.
  • Commitment to safety, both personal and of your colleagues

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 5-8 years of sales experience in the food safety industry with a proven track record of success
  • Experience and working knowledge with FSMA, HACCP and GAP
  • Working experience with Food Safety SOP programs for both raw and food processing facilities is highly desirable
  • Bachelor’s degree (Food Safety, Technical Science, Agriculture, Chemistry preferred)
  • Demonstrated ability to cultivate an extensive network of contacts
  • Ability to give professional presentations to customers and within the industry
  • Demonstrated experience as both an effective leader and team player
  • Candidates with extensive Food Safety working experience (10 +years) without sales experience will be considered if they demonstrate an ability and desire to be in a technical sales position

Benefits:

Salary Plus Commission, Car Allowance, Car Repair allowance, Internet Allowance, Company Paid Credit Card, Health, Dental, Vision and 401(K) program with company match, and much more.

Apply now for a chance to become a part of the BioSafe Systems Team

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • FSMA, HACCP and GAP: 4 years (Required)
  • sales in the food safety industry: 5 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Project / Service Manager (East Hartford)

BioSafe Systems is a family owned company based in East Hartford CT and is looking for a Manager of Outside Services.

BioSafe Systems is one of the country’s leading manufactures and developers of Sustainable Crop Protection, Food Safety and Water treatment products. Our customers are located all throughout North America and we have four production plants located in the Midwest, West Coast and Southeast.

The Outside Services Manager responsibilities is to manage our outside service technicians that are installing injection and monitoring equipment in our customers locations.

Responsibilities include:

  • Travel to customer sites to provide service on site walk through’s and inspections to enhance current operations or to create new applications and services.
  • Document field service activities
  • Conduct surveys and prepare proposals and bids
  • Manage the outside service group to schedule work, installations and business opportunities
  • Work with in house process engineers to optimize existing products
  • Identify potential new accounts

Qualifications include:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering
  • A background in plant operations, water treatment, food processing or mechanical installations and project management.
  • Knowledge of potable water systems, plumbing and electrical is a plus
  • Strong relationship management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Valid driver’s license with a good driving record
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States

BioSafe Systems offers an attractive base salary plus performance bonuses, company phone and credit card, company health care, dental, short term long term disability and on going training.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Plant Operations: 4 years (Required)

Education:

  • Bachelor’s (Required)

Field Service Technician (Oxnard, Bakersfield, Yuma)

We are looking for an experienced Technician to service and maintain commercial chemical injection and process systems. This full-time position requires a career-oriented person who wants to be part of a dynamic team servicing the agricultural, poultry and meat industries.

BioSafe Systems manufactures food safety products based on peroxyacetic acid chemistry for the vegetable/fruit produce and processing facilities, water treatment, meat and poultry market segments. We are a family business servicing all of North America and we are building a team of professionals to help us grow the company.

Applicants must have experience and motivation to perform the following job functions:

  • Self-motivation and ability to work independently
  • Experience with chemical injection pumps and dosing/monitoring systems
  • Troubleshooting and diagnose plumbing and chemical injection systems
  • General mechanical aptitude
  • Good understanding of electrical controls
  • Enjoy customer interaction and building customer relations
  • Complete and submit accurate service reports for work preformed
  • Ability to communicate well with customers to maintain long-term relationships

Basic Requirements:

  • 3-5 years of experience as a technical services representative
  • Must be willing to travel 75% of the time with frequent overnight stays when needed
  • References from the meat, poultry and/or agricultural industry
  • Must be able to lift and/or move up to 60 pounds consistently
  • Must consent to a criminal and motor vehicle background check
  • Must have a valid driver’s license

Company Benefits: Salary Range $55-$65K plus bonus, car allowance, tool allowance, 401K plus company match, Health benefits, company paid short term and long-term disability, company cell phone and credit card, paid vacation and holidays.

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Technical Services Representative: 4 years (Required)
  • Chemical Metering Pump: 4 years (Required)
BioSafe 20th Anniversary

BioSafe Promotes Regional Sales Manager to Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Market Segment Manager

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is proud to announce the promotion of Dean Allen from Regional Sales Manager to Market Segment Manager for the Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (MPS) division. Dean has been working with BioSafe Systems since April 2017 and during that time has proven to be an effective leader and sales team member. Dean’s new responsibilities will include overseeing the MPS sales and marketing team, implementing national strategies for animal health and intervention sales, and guiding the company to ongoing opportunities.

BioSafe Systems is one of the country’s largest manufacturers of peroxyacetic acid with four manufacturing locations across the U.S. Our product line covers a wide array of agricultural applications including water treatments, sanitation, antimicrobial intervention, insecticides, and herbicides

Technical Sales Representative (Horticulture) – Coastal California

If you are someone who enjoys working in the green industry and interacting with people who grow plants for a living, then we have the job for you. BioSafe Systems is one of North America’s leading developers and marketers of environmentally safe and sustainable crop protection products for the green industry. These products are sold through distributors who service the commercial greenhouse, nursery, small farms and premier golf courses in Coastal California.

BioSafe Systems is looking for a motivated, A+ level sales professional who desires unlimited earning potential. This position is supported by a team of marketing, technical and business professionals. If you have a strong background in sales and a desire to contribute to a better environment, then this is the opportunity for you. Ideal candidate will reside in Coastal California.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Sell entire product line to be used in green industry applications.
  • Create and manage distributor and end user relationships.
  • Keep management informed by submitting activity and results reports, such as daily call reports, weekly work plans, and monthly and annual territory analysis.
  • Monitor competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, products, new products, delivery schedules, merchandising techniques.
  • Service existing accounts, obtains orders, and establishes new accounts by planning and organizing daily work schedule to call on existing or potential sales outlets and other industry factors.
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops; reviewing professional publications; establishing personal networks; participating in professional societies.
  • Resolve customer complaints by investigating problems; developing solutions; preparing reports and making recommendations to management.
  • Develop and grow the commercial relationships of assigned leading green industry customers while prospecting for new accounts to increase market penetration.
  • Manage sales pipeline to drive new business opportunities to commercial success.
  • Forecast sales to enable operations planning, introduce product innovations and maintain active memberships.

Skills and Qualifications:

Meeting Sales Goals, Closing Skills, Prospecting Skills, Technical Understanding, Building Relationships, People Skills, Data Entry Skills, Customer Focus, Professionalism, Motivation for Sales.

Benefits:

Salary Plus Commission, Car Allowance, Car Repair allowance, Internet Allowance, Company Paid Credit Card, Health, Dental, Vision and 401(K) program with company match, and much more.

Apply now for a chance to become a part of the BioSafe Systems Team.

Job Type: Full-time

Required experience:

  • Technical Sales: 3 years

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required license or certification:

  • PCA or CCA

BioSafe Systems: Expanding Horticulture Coverage for Colorado and Beyond

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is proud to announce the strategic hire of Zac Ricciardi, as a Technical Sales Representative for Colorado and surrounding areas. Zac brings with him over twelve years of horticultural sales experience in the western and central regions of the USA. As an active member of the horticulture community, his wide knowledge range of crops and growing methods will be integral in aiding customers meet their goals.

Having experience as a supplier and a large-scale grower, Zac brings with him a drive for clean growing and believes in BioSafe’s mission to help growers become more sustainable without sacrificing effectiveness.

National Sales Manager, Jeff Kline, is excited to have Zac on board and to have his eagerness and problem-solving skills in the field helping growers throughout his region. “The amount of real world experience that Zac brings to the team is invaluable, I am excited to have him covering the mountain region and I am confident that he will be your go-to guy.”

When Zac isn’t spending time with growers you can find him enjoying outdoor adventures with his wife and dog. Snowboarding, fishing, and camping in the Rockies are among his favorites. He loves to see new and exciting places and to blaze new trails whenever possible.

For more information, contact BioSafe Systems at 888-273-3088 or visit www.biosafesystems.com. Zac can be reached directly at 303.518.5105 or at zricciardi@biosafesystems.com

 

BioSafe Systems Announces the Availability of AXXE® Broad Spectrum Herbicide in Canada

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems announces the availability of AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide across Canada. AXXE is a non-selective herbicide designed for the control or suppression of grass and broadleaf weeds, such as (but not limited to): crabgrass, pigweed, amaranth, carpetweed, and liverworts and for contact spray control or burndown of weeds and grasses for ornamentals, turf, landscapes, interiorscapes, greenhouses, and non-crop areas on farmsteads.

“AXXE Broad Spectrum Herbicide will allow growers across the country to achieve fast burndown of unwanted weeds and grasses while maintaining a sustainable program for their farms and facilities.” Says Ester Mastronardi – BioSafe Systems Technical Sales Representative based in Leamington, ON.

AXXE features Ammonium Salt of Fatty Acid, which works to penetrate the cell walls of plants which eliminates unwanted vegetation quickly by disrupting plant tissue through cell wall disruption, resulting in cease of plant growth and brown necrosis. This powerful herbicide is formulated to act fast (within 24 hours) and to biodegrade quickly, leaving no harmful residue behind.

 

For more information and where to purchase BioSafe Systems products in Canada, contact Plant Products at 519-326-9037 / info@plantproducts.com or BioSafe Systems at 888-273-3088 / info@biosafesystems.com.