Arborjet and Ecologel form new sales division, add to staff

May 7, 2019 -  By
From left: Carin Prechtl, Eric Steffensen, Rebecca Knapp

From left: Carin Prechtl, Eric Steffensen, Rebecca Knapp

Arborjet and Ecologel formed a new Turf Products Sales Division, with the addition of three new hires: Rebecca Knapp, Eric Steffensen and Carin Prechtl.

Knapp has 15 years of industry experience, including prior work with both Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer teams. She was the assistant turf and grounds manager for Houston Dynamo and prior to her time in professional sports turf worked with lawn care operators as an account manager and contract administrator. In her role with Arborjet and Ecologel, Knapp will support their products in the golf, sports turf and nursery markets, developing new business and providing technical knowledge and support across the western region of the U.S. covering Arizona, Southern California and Nevada.

“I developed a passion for the industry through my love of athletics and appreciation of a pristine, well-manicured field,” Knapp said.

Steffensen will serve as eastern regional sales manager where he will cover the Southeast, working to expand sales and distribution of the company’s turf product line. He has 20 years of experience and has worked in the green industry his entire career. Steffensen owned and operated his own residential turf business before working for Sigma Organics.

As regional sales manager for the Hawaiian Islands, Carin Prechtl is responsible for supporting sales staff and end users of Arborjet and Ecologel products, with a primary focus on sports turf, golf, commercial turf and nursery applications. Prechtl began working at Arborjet in early 2019, with field experience in landscape installation and maintenance practices. Her previous roles include nursery manager and landscape designer.

“Not only do I enjoy designing an outdoor space and making it look beautiful, but I also enjoy giving it a purpose and a reason to be utilized,” Prechtl said. “I’m really excited for this opportunity to work with Arborjet and Ecologel, as they have always been at the forefront of environmentally responsible plant, tree and turf maintenance.”

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