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Jim Canning to Lead PBI-Gordon Sales in Chicagoland

Oct 28, 2019


The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon announced today that Jim Canning has joined the company as a sales representative. Based in Elgin, Ill., he is responsible for PBI-Gordon product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in Chicagoland.

Most recently, Canning was the head golf course superintendent at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, Ill., a position he held since 2009. While there, he helped the private, 27-hole club achieve Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course status. Prior to that, he held head and assistant superintendent positions at clubs in Illinois and New York.

Canning holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture and Turf Management from Rutgers University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Purdue University. He is currently the treasurer/secretary of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents, and is a member of the Chicago Association of Golf Course Superintendents, the United States Golf Association, and the Illinois Turf Grass Association.

“Jim Canning’s connections and experience in working in Chicagoland – coupled with his deep understanding of the area’s agronomic issues – will be a tremendous asset to our customers,” said Neil Cleveland, vice president and general manager of PBI-Gordon.

About PBI-Gordon
With a line of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products, PBI-Gordon Corporation is a national leader in the professional turf and ornamental management industry. Based in the Kansas City metro area and 100-percent employee-owned, PBI-Gordon is celebrating 75 years of innovation and partnership in 2022.

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