Oct. 29 2019 12:00 AM

He’ll be responsible for product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in the Chicago area.

Jim Canning
Photo: PBI-Gordon

The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon, Shawnee, Kansas, have announced today that Jim Canning has joined the company as a sales representative. From his base in Elgin, Illinois, he will be responsible for PBI-Gordon product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in the Chicago area.

Most recently, Canning was head golf course superintendent at White Eagle Golf Club in Naperville, Illinois., a position he’s held since 2009. While there, he helped the private 27-hole club achieve Certified Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Golf Course status. Prior to that he held head and assistant superintendent positions at clubs in Illinois and New York.

Canning has a Bachelor of Science degree in horticulture and turf management from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Purdue University. He is currently treasurer/secretary of the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents and is a member of the Chicago Association of Golf Course Superintendents, the United States Golf Association and the Illinois Turf Grass Association.

“Jim Canning’s connections and experience working in Chicagoland coupled with his deep understanding of the area’s agronomic issues will be a tremendous asset to our customers,” says Neil Cleveland, vice president and general manager of PBI-Gordon.

PBI-Gordon Corporation is a manufacturer of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products. It has been in business since 1947 and is 100% employee-owned. For more information, visit PBIGordonTurf.com or call 800-884-3179.