We love the Midwest, with its rolling plains and where agriculture is a crucially important part of the local culture. That’s why, in our search for a Sales Representative to reach Midwest growers, we knew we needed someone who could seamlessly step into the role. Enter, Matt Connell.
Born and raised in Toledo, Matt has had a Midwest mentality all his life. Now, he brings that history to his work at Rimol.
Matt completed his studies in Biology at University of Toledo in the early 90s, and soon after began work with BFG Supply Co, a horticultural supplier focused on hard goods for growers. In his time there, he made valuable and long-lasting connections with producers and growers throughout the region, and later moved from the role of territory manager to sales manager.
After earning a good deal of experience, Matt stepped away from hard goods at BFG to fill a role as as territory manager with agrochemical and seed producer Syngenta, a popular brand known throughout the horticultural world. In this role, he continued to forge strong connections with producers and professionals across the Midwest.
Matt eventually crossed paths with colleague Gary Watschke, our Rimol Greenhouse Systems Customer Service and Inside Sales Manager. Knowing Matt’s expertise in the Midwest market and his history in horticulture, Gary suggested that Matt look into the recently-opened Midwest Sales Manager with Rimol. Matt contacted owner Bob Rimol, and eventually made the decision to step into that same role in early 2017.
“Although I’ve been in the horticultural world and in the Midwest territory for quite some time now, I’m really looking forward to opportunity to expand knowledge into different parts of horticulture and agriculture,” said Matt of his new position. “And, I’m excited to bring that knowledge to more customers.”
When he’s not working with customers, Matt can be found getting his hands dirty in his extensive backyard garden at home in Toledo, often with his wife and twin six year olds by his side. We at Rimol are so excited to have him on board, and we look forward to seeing connections grow throughout the Midwest with Matt heading our Sales effort.
Looking to get in touch with Matt or one of our other greenhouse experts? Get in touch today and we can connect you with the right representative for your area. Together, We Grow!