Lakeland, Florida, June 1, 2018 – Employee-owned Harrell’s, LLC is pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Branch to Horticulture Sales Director. Kevin has been with Harrell’s for sixteen years initially as a territory manager of the Central Florida region and for the past six years as a Key Account Manager. He has more than twenty years in the industry in direct to customer sales-related positions, but Kevin’s initial experience began in Agriculture having been raised on his family’s peanut, cotton and tobacco farm. From there he earned his Associates of Science degree in Forest Technology from the Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, GA, before attending the University of Georgia where he earned his Bachelors degree in Agriculture and his Masters degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management.
“Kevin has been integral in managing the needs of some of the largest nurseries in the country, most with multiple locations in geographic and agronomically distributed areas,” said Rick Helpingstine, Vice President of Horticulture. “We are looking forward to his assistance in our Western region as we continue to expand west of the Rockies.
Branch joins Norman Lafaille, Hort North and Scott Martiniere, Hort South on the Horticulture Leadership team headed up by Helpingstine. Kevin and his wife Rebecca together with their four daughters reside in Georgia.
In addition to being one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides and insecticides, employee-owned Harrell’s produces top-quality, custom blended fertilizers, wetting agents, specialty liquids and foliar nutritionals. Harrell’s guarantees stringent quality control procedures, tight manufacturing specifications and careful selection of raw materials for each product that carries the Harrell’s name. They are also the world-class formulator and a leading world distributor of POLYON®, the industry’s superior controlled-release fertilizer technology.
For more information about Harrell’s including their core values: to serve, honor and glorify God, to take care of people, and to grow their financial strength, visit www.harrells.com.