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WAUKEGAN, ILL. (April 20, 2017)– Precision Laboratories announces two changes to its management team.
Don Spier, formerly the vice president of turf sales, is named to a newly-created position of business manager, southern and western agricultural markets. A 14-year veteran with the company, Spier brings an extensive working knowledge of chemistries used to manage irrigation water to this position. In this new role, he will oversee accounts and sales team members in those regions of the United States with a product emphasis of water management technologies. Spier will remain located at Precision Laboratories’ headquarters in Waukegan, Illinois
Erick Koskinen, formerly a turf district sales manager, has been promoted to fill Spier’s former position as business manager, turf markets. A former golf course superintendent with six years at Precision, Koskinen will lead the company’s sales efforts within the professional turfgrass markets nationwide. He has extensive experience within the industry and is instrumental in expanding into sports turf and lawn care industries.
“We are fortunate to have these two individuals on the Precision team to focus on customer needs in our agriculture and professional turfgrass markets,” said Terry Culp, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Precision. “We all look forward to their contributions in the these new roles.”
About Precision Laboratories
Precision Laboratories is a leading provider of specialized chemistries applied to plants, seeds, soil and water to maximize resource and biological performance potential while stewarding the environment. For more information on the company’s products and its value-added dealers, call 800-323-6280 or visit www.precisionlab.com.
Precision has sold all rights to the AGmaster Coatings brand to Standard Polymers of Burlington IA. Standard Polymers has a 25-year history in industrial coatings and is well positioned to carry on the established reputation of the AGmaster brand.
“We are very happy that our customers of AGmaster products will be able to continue accessing these materials from Standard Polymers” said Terry Culp, senior vice president of sales and marketing at Precision. “This divestment concludes Precision’s offering of products for equipment maintenance and sharpens our focus on specialty chemicals applied to plants, seeds, soil and water,” Culp added.
WAUKEGAN, IL (November 27, 2015) - Precision Laboratories ensures product compliance with all governing agencies and has completed modification of all specimen labels and safety data sheets to comply with OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard 1910.1200 (HazCom 2012) Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS).
For all product labels that are not GHS compliant, OSHA allows distributors to ship if it was packaged and labeled prior to June 30, 2015 without relabeling each container - provided a GHS-compliant label for each individual container accompanies the product shipment.
For example, a case of 2x2.5 gallons of product requires 2 GHS-compliant specimen labels, a case of 12x1 pint of product requires 12 GHS-compliant specimen labels to be shipped with the product.
This provision will be allowed until December 1, 2017 when all products will be required to have a GHS-compliant label attached to individual containers.
We have supplied all required GHS-compliant labels on each product’s webpage at www.precisionlab.com. By including these labels in appropriate quantities with shipments, distributors will be in full compliance with the GHS 2012 mandate.
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (January 26, 2015) - To exceed customer expectations and continue to deliver high service levels, Precision Laboratories expanded the fill line capacity in its Waukegan facility. This new addition creates faster order turn around to meet rising product demand.
“We obsess about our customers and have a high expectation of ourselves to consistently maximize the customer's experience with us,” said Rick Wohlner, president. “This expanded capacity is a demonstration of our commitment to the industry and enables orders to be filled in up to one-third less time.”
WAUKEGAN, Ill. (January 13, 2015) - Precision Laboratories announces a corporate restructuring of management. The new alignment brings elements of customer-facing roles together and separates them from research and development.
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“This internal streamlining of personnel is something we have been working on for years,” said Rick Wohlner, president, Precision. “It makes sense to initiate these changes as we continue to gain market share in the turf and agriculture industries and meet the results-oriented expectations of our customers.”
Terry Culp, formerly the vice president of seed and foliar nutrition, is now the senior vice president of sales and marketing. In this role, he takes the lead on management of customer-oriented activities including product sales support and marketing campaigns. He will lead the commercialization of new products to maximize efficiency of sales and customer satisfaction.
Jim Reiss, formerly the vice president of agriculture chemistries, is now the senior vice president of product development. He will work exclusively with the corporate research team to develop innovative, sensible and effective products that meet customers’ needs.
Culp and Reiss each have more than 20 years of experience at Precision Laboratories.
About Precision Laboratories
Precision Laboratories is a leading provider of specialized chemistries applied to plants, seeds, soil and water to maximize resources and biological performance potential while stewarding the environment. For more information on the company's products and its value-added dealers, call 800-323-6280 or visit www.precisionlab.com.
Waukegan, Ill. (October 8, 2014) – Precision Laboratories announces the hiring of Justin Olmstead to the newly created role of turf product manager.
In this position, Olmstead will manage new turf product lifecycles and develop sales programs for existing strategic products. Along with impressive leadership and managerial experience in the turf industry, he has standards of obsessive customer care and results-driven outcomes that align with Precision’s core values.