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BRANDT Continues to Expand U.S. Sales Teams

Springfield, Illinois (January 04, 2022) – BRANDT, a leading Ag retailer and manufacturer of specialty inputs for the agriculture, turf and ornamental markets, has added four new members to the company’s Specialty Formulations team as territory sales managers for Ag and turf.

On the Ag side, BRANDT welcomes Lee Baumert, Doug Hopkins and Ken Freidman. John Erickson joined the turf and ornamental sales team.

Baumert and Hopkins joined BRANDT’s Great Plains/Southwest regional team. Baumert will be responsible for Nebraska, Kansas, and Colorado. Hopkins’ territory will cover West Texas and New Mexico. Freidman joined BRANDT’s Central regional team and will cover Ohio and Kentucky. Erickson will be responsible for the Northeast, stretching from Virginia to Massachusetts.

“Given the challenges of the past year, we’re truly excited to continue to expand both our agriculture and turf sales teams,” said John Guglielmi, Specialty Formulations National Sales Director. “We’re really looking forward to start the new year off with these guys hitting the ground running.”


A leading agricultural company, BRANDT serves growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.