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.