Agri-Turf tags Lon Records CEO

September 18, 2014 -  By
Lon Records

Lon Records

Agri-Turf Distributing named Lon Records its CEO.

“It is a great pleasure to announce Lon’s return to the industry as the CEO for Agri-Turf,” said Agri-Turf President Rich Records. “In addition to reporting to the board, he will focus on market development, supplier relations and the long-term growth of the company. I know that I speak for all associates when I say he is a welcome addition to our team.”

Lon Records’ career in the Green Industry dates back to the early ’70s, though he began his career as a sales representative for Chevron (Ortho) in the late ’60s. In 1972, he joined Target Specialty Products as a sales representative in Gardena, Calif. Within a few years he was promoted to sales manager, then branch manager and later became president in 1982, a position he held until 2012. During his tenure, the company expanded beyond pest control distribution into specialty markets, including turf and ornamental, golf, nursery, vegetation management, aquatic and vector. The company grew from three branch offices to 13, employing more than 150 employees in six western states. He also held leadership positions within Western Plant Health Association and United Producers, Formulators & Distributors Association.

“I appreciate the trust placed in me to help develop Agri-Turf and expand its presence in the market,” Lon Records said. “It takes a strong team to build a business and develop a brand. We have a team with deep roots this industry, exceptional intellectual capital and institutional memory.”

In addition, Lon Records serves as co-chair of the California Agricultural Commissioners and Sealers Associates, vice-chair for the Centennial Farm Foundation in Orange County and is a regional council member for the Los Angeles region of the American Cancer Society.

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