Monrovia Announces Personnel Moves

December 13, 2013 - 16:40

Monrovia Nursery Co. recently announced the promotion of two long-time sales associates and the hiring of two industry professionals.

Monrovia Nursery Co. recently announced the promotion of two long-time sales associates and the hiring of two industry professionals.

Amy Kolden has been named sales development coach, acting as a mentor and trainer to the 70-person sales team.  

Tim Barthel, who has been an outside sales representative with Monrovia for 25 years, has been named national sales manager.  He manages and offers guidance to the Monrovia sales team, both those on the road and in house.   Barthel will represent Monrovia at conferences, trade shows and gardening events.

Jonathan Pedersen has joined Monrovia as director of business development. Jonathan is partnering with breeders and plant introducers worldwide to bring the very best plants to Monrovia.  He works alongside David Kirby, vice president of sales, and John Keller, Monrovia’s vice president of operations, to develop the best plant mix and inventory at each of Monrovia’s nursery locations.

Steve Siebert has been hired as Lowe’s senior accounts manager. He is responsible for managing an inside sales team, tracking inventory data and working directly with Lowe’s regional buyers.  Prior to joining Monrovia, Siebert gained experience with national retail accounts while working at Berry Family Nurseries and Flowerwood Nursery, Inc.

Nicholas Staddon, director of new plants, adds to his title as official company spokesperson. Staddon has been with Monrovia for nearly 25 years, serving as a regional sales coach and director of new plants.  

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