Apr 5, 2016
Pleasant View Gardens Promotes Knowles

Pleasant View Gardens has promoted Russ Knowles to the position of regional retail account manager, where he will manage relationships with independent garden centers in Northern New England. Knowles will help these retailers improve their sell-through and increase their profits using Pleasant View’s innovative programs and ready-to-sell products.

Russ Knowles has been promoted to regional retail account manager. Photo: Pleasant View Gardens
Russ Knowles has been promoted to regional retail account manager. Photo: Pleasant View Gardens

Knowles has been with Pleasant View Gardens for 25 years has worked in several managerial and supervisory roles over the years. He has worked throughout the company having started in 1990 in the production department on the cutting crew and as the shipping supervisor. From there, Knowles oversaw the quality and inventory control department for eight years and later went on to become a production manager. Next, Knowles spent four years as the transportation coordinator before moving into his role as an inside sales representative for the past three years.

“Russ’ years of experience at Pleasant View is a tremendous benefit to the customers he interacts with daily,” notes Andy Huntington, national sales manager. “Russ is the perfect person to guide retailers through the extensive product lines Pleasant View offers and he has an amazing understanding of what makes for a high-performing plant. Most importantly, Russ shares the kind of passion and customer-centric attitude that is vital to all that we do at Pleasant View.”

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