Universal Pond Supply is very pleased to welcome to our team Mike Zmina and Jannine Richter.
Mike Zmina is an industry veteran, having begun his career with a local lawn and garden distributor group,Northern Sales in the Chicago area. In 2006, Mike joined the Rolf C Hagen (USA) Corp. as a Midwest sales representative for the Laguna Water Garden Brand. After several years in that position, Mike worked his way up to become the Western Regional Zone Manager for Laguna. He managed the sales for 27 states and all the representatives who worked in that area. Mike has awealth of knowledge in the water garden field and will bring his track record and experience to the Universal Pond SupplyTeam and serve as our Western Regional Sales Manager. We are very excited to have Mike aboard.
Jannine Richter comes to the Universal Pond Supply Team with over 30 years of experience in the Water Garden industry. Jannine got her start in the family-owned distribution company Aquatic Gardens and Koi Company. While there, Jannine worked her way up to President where she led Aquatic Gardens to become one of the largest water garden distributors in the US, where they stayed until they closed their doors 9 years ago. From there, Jannine went to a local distributor and served as a sales representative for the last 8 years, servicing accounts on the east coast. Jannine's experience and knowledge of the water garden industry will be a great asset to the Universal Pond Supply Team as she will step into the role of Eastern Regional Sales Manager and manage 24 states. We are proud to welcome her to the team.
Joseph Gaver joins the Universal Pond Supply Team bringing over 15 years of Water Garden Industry experience. You name it Joe has done it. From building ponds from scratch to breaking down product and knowing exactly how they will perform and the best application to apply them too. Having been the go to guy in the water garden department at Nationally known Valley View Farms Garden Center and Nursery Joe has spent years building his reputation as a direct sales and operations person with hands on technical experience in the field. He has been a part of 100’s of pond builds and custom landscape layouts which incorporate every aspect from design, lighting, fountains, and various water garden features. Joe will serve as Universal Pond Supplies Client Partner – Technical Services Manager. He will be responsible for customer relationships with high regard to technical services, education, product information, and special project development. Joe has a great track record and Universal Pond Supply is very excited to take on the diverse customer base that Joe will cater to. We are thrilled to have Joe on our team.
Universal Pond Supply is a full service distributor of the finest water garden products in the country. Product lines including Laguna, Aquascape, Ecological Laboratories, Firestone, Tetra, API, and Pondmaster are just a few we carry. For more information, please contact Universal Pond Supply now!