Messinas Names New National Accounts Manager

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Messinas is, quite simply, a better company today than it was yesterday.

Messinas, a New Jersey based manufacturer of professional and consumer pest control and plant health products, today announced Jim Grassi, formerly of Lebanon Seaboard Corporation, as their new national accounts manager.

“Messinas is, quite simply, a better company today than it was yesterday. We continue to attract top talent from the industry, and Jim is no exception,” said Vice President James Messina. “I believe that the team we’re assembling here at Messinas is only going to keep surprising the industry as more and more men and women see that there are still opportunities to make real change at a place dedicated to shaping the future of this industry. And so long as the right people come calling, we will continue to make room for them!”

"I have enjoyed 21 great years working at Lebanon Seaboard Corp,” Jim Grassi added, “and I’m looking forward to utilizing my sales skill set and years of experience to work in this new challenge with Messinas. It's exciting to be joining a very progressive company that, I believe, will be revolutionizing the L&G industry in the coming years.”

Jim joins the recently announced, and still growing, Messinas leadership team of Eric Manfull (formerly of BFG), Scott Peterson (formerly of Sloat Garden Centers) and Trisha Shellenberger (formerly of Bayer) as they continue to introduce and grow product presence across the country.

About Messinas

Messinas, founded in 1998, manufactures a variety of products under the Animal Stopper®, Invisitraps™, Plotsaver® and Seedlingers™. Messinas’ Animal Stopper line is comprised of liquid and granular animal repellents for reptiles, birds and rodents, as well as various domestic and wild animals. These products, which last for approximately 30 days per application, all dry clear and odor free and are made of all natural ingredients that pose little to no threat to human health.

About Jim Grassi

Jim Grassi has more than 23 years of experience in the lawn and garden industry, beginning as a distributor sales rep with Arett Sales right out of college. In 1994, Jim was hired by the Lebanon Seaboard Corporation where he adeptly climbed the ranks and most recently held the position of National Account Manager. A graduate of Hofstra University, Jim currently lives in Farmingdale, New York with his wife and two sons. Jim can be reached at jim.grassi(at)

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