Technical Sales Representative (Horticulture) – Texas

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 the south west.

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 Texas.

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:

  • Sales: 3 years
  • 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.

 

BioSafe Systems and Plant Products announce exclusive partnership in Canada

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems and Plant Products are excited to announce that, as an exclusive partner, Plant Products will act as the manufacturer’s exclusive distributor in key Canadian provinces including:  Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island.

Plant Products has been a premier full-service supplier of fertilizer, pest control products, seeds and other consumable goods to the greenhouse, turf, nursery and specialty horticulture industries in Canada and the USA for more than 75 years. It maintains locations in Laval, QC, Ancaster, ON, Detroit, MI and head office in Leamington, ON. Plant Products brings many strengths to this new partnership including: technical sales, new product development, regulatory, marketing, and logistics.

Jeff Kline – Professional Products Segment Manager for BioSafe Systems says “Combining our efforts for a more unified approach in Canada benefits both parties exponentially. I am excited to continue delivering sustainable, quality solutions to all of Canada and continue in shared success with everyone at Plant Products.”

Kelly Devaere – Product and Marketing Manager for Plant Products adds “We are happy to partner with BioSafe Systems in Canada to expand their existing portfolio as well as launch new and innovative products in all our key markets in the coming years.”

For more information and details on this partnership 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.

 

BioSafe Systems Introduces New PAA Production for Poultry Processing

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – BioSafe Systems is introducing a new type of peroxyacetic acid production to the poultry market.  Trademarked as OxyFusion this on-demand system can produce peroxyacetic acid with a neutral pH as well as caustic and acidic pH values to help provide innovative solutions for poultry interventions. This proprietary system has been developed in conjunction with a technology partner under an exclusive agreement for BioSafe to introduce this revolutionary new product.

OxyFusion technology has been approved and awarded an FCN for poultry carcasses, parts, and organs for all meat, poultry, and fish intervention applications.  “This new technology is a perfect complement to our existing line of PAA product solutions,” states Rob Larose, CEO of BioSafe Systems.

BioSafe is one of the largest manufacturers of both EPA and FDA-registered peroxyacetic acid (PAA) products in North America. With four manufacturing facilities located in Nevada, Georgia, Illinois, and Michigan BioSafe can provide sustainable disease control to animal health, meat/poultry processing and egg industries across the United States.

For questions about this press release, please call 888-273-3088.

BioSafe Systems Introduces New Technology for PAA Monitoring in Poultry Processing

EAST HARTFORD, Connecticut – BioSafe Systems announces that it will be introducing new technology to monitor PAA concentrations in water used for poultry processing chiller applications. The BioChambersystem is designed for real-time monitoring of chiller process waters with high pH levels that would typically damage standard probe technology.

The BioChamberis designed to read PAA ppm levels in the chiller process water in real-time and communicates with the pump controller to maintain desired levels of intervention chemistry. This system allows the chiller to automatically increase or decrease the amount of PAA being introduced into the process water, regardless of pH levels, while at the same time datalogging all operations in an easy to download file.

For questions about this press release please call 888-273-3088.

BioSafe Systems adds to Meat, Poultry, and Seafood Team

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe Systems is proud to welcome Jeffrey Madewell to the Meat, Poultry, and Seafood (MPS) team as Technical Manager. Working in Fayetteville, AR Jeff will be responsible for assisting the MPS and Animal Health team in developing a ‘Farm to Table’ strategy and offering support for corporate sales initiatives. Jeff’s focus will be on aiding BioSafe’s Technical Service team with the coordination of routine service visits and managing details for the installation of on-site equipment.

Holding a degree Hospitality Administration from Arkansas Technical University, Jeff comes to us with a versatile background within the food safety sales and hospitality industries. Most recently Jeff worked with Zep, Inc. where he spent the last seven years supplying sanitation, chemical, and maintenance solutions to food manufacturers.

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

 

Mike Mallon joins BioSafe Systems as Technical Sales Manager – Retail Division

Mike Mallon headshotBioSafe Systems is pleased to announce Mike Mallon as Technical Sales Manager to the Retail Division. Mike will be working directly with distributors, as well as independent garden centers and other retailers throughout the United States. He will be providing customers with technical sales support, account management and coordinate and attendance at trade shows. Mike will assist in providing valuable feedback from the field, and will work closely with the entire BioSafe System team in the continued development of exciting new sustainable products and programs designed to drive sales and solve consumer’s problems in the garden and around the home. “I have known Mike for several years from the industry, and I am excited to have him as a part of the retail team”, said Tammy Raymond, Retail Market Segment Manager.

Many of you may already know Mike. He has an extensive background in the retail consumer products industry, which spans over 25 years of retail, manufacturing and distribution in garden centers, hardware and hydroponics channels, including distributors and co-ops. His experience and energy will help to ensure that our valued customers get the continued personal attention and customer service that BioSafe Systems is so well known for.

Cleaner Water, Healthier Birds

By Rob Larose, CEO of BioSafe Systems

With public consumers’ changing opinions on the use of antibiotics there is increased pressure for producers to find new ways to grow healthy flocks. The value of a clean, safe water supply is an often-overlooked resource in poultry production.

Chickens intake almost twice as much water as they do feed and the more they grow, the more water they drink. On average, daily water consumption can range from one to ten gallons per 1,000 birds depending on the season. Warmer months provide the perfect conditions for water infections like algae, bacteria, and fungi to become established along with the formation of biofilms which can harbor pathogens that can affect overall water quality as well as reduce the flow of water

Dissolved minerals can contribute to the growth of biofilms and increase the possibility of blockages. Even a low-grade build-up of mineral residue can limit water flow and result in less-than-adequate consumption for optimal bird growth and feed conversion.

Water tests performed by a reputable lab can be an invaluable tool for identifying the source of performance problems. On-farm tests can also be helpful for monitoring and improving water quality.  These tests will not only indicate levels of biological contaminants and dissolved minerals but will help to identify when increased treatment options should be enacted to correct problems.

Traditional chemistries used to treat water may not be up to the modern-day task. Chlorine and hydrogen peroxide historically have performed poorly on removing mineral build-ups. Methods used in various industries such as food processing and dairies may provide some answers. Products specially formulated to dissolve and liquefy minerals are best used in conjunction with high-level products with proven efficacy in eradicating biofilms as well as sanitizing and disinfecting the water supply. Peracetic acid based chemistries are quickly becoming the sought-after method for eliminating water system impurities. They can be used in all seasons, leave no residue, and are proven effective against algae, bacteria, and biofilms.

The use of these simple, yet effective systems and biofilm treatment products will keep water quality high, reduce latent infections, and ultimately increase production on all levels.

BioSafe is one of the largest manufacturers of peracetic acid (PAA) in North America providing sustainable disease control products to customers within the animal health, meat/poultry processing and egg industries.

BioSafe Systems adds to their Engineering Team

EAST HARTFORD, CT – BioSafe announces the strategic hire of Sannel Patel as a Process Engineer. Patel’s main objectives will be improving existing manufacturing mechanisms and spearheading the commercialization of a BioSafe’s new manufacturing process, OxyFusion. His work will cover all BioSafe segments with a strong focus on Post-Harvest/Food Safety and Meat & Poultry industries.

Sannel was born and raised in Botswana, Africa where he developed a love for cricket. He was offered university scholarships to play professionally but chose to attend Iowa State University where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering. Most recently he worked with Ozone Solutions in Iowa as a chemical engineer and technical sales manager. He will be relocating to Connecticut and be working out of BioSafe’s headquarters in East Hartford.

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