Hispanic landscape group’s president joins Denison

Juan TorresJuan Torres

The National Hispanic Landscape Alliance announced that its president, Juan Torres, has joined Denison Landscaping as its chief operating officer.

Torres, who has more than 25 years of tree-care and landscape industry experience, most recently had been working as an operations consultant through Next Step Solutions, an East Haven, Connecticut, firm he founded.

“The strides that Juan Torres has made in the landscaping industry are the result of his relentless hard work, commitment to excellence and strong desire to grow and assist others in doing likewise,” said Ralph Egües, executive director of NHLA. “Juan’s career serves as an example of the significant opportunities that exist in the landscape industry for those who strive to learn and apply best practices, regardless of their background.”

Founded in 1973, Denison Landscaping is a family-owned, full-service operation servicing the mid-Atlantic with offices in Maryland, Delaware and Pittsburgh.

BioSafe Systems names technical representative

Brad BonnetBrad Bonnet

Family-owned chemical manufacturer BioSafe Systems has named Brad Bonnett to its horticultural team as technical representative for the northern area of the state of California.

Bonnett has been in the greenhouse industry for more than 30 years as a licensed pest control applicator (PCA). With 19 years of sales experience, he will play a key role in BioSafe’s horticulture market development in northern California. His territory will span from Caprinteria to the Oregon state line.

Having spent most of his career working with noxious chemicals, Bonnett says, “I’m very excited about introducing safe and friendly products to the hort world, especially ones that work effectively.”  Bonnett’s hiring comes as a milestone for BioSafe, as he is the company’s first full-time hire for horticulture in the state of California.

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