Bailey names 2 new territory sales representatives

Mar 26, 2024
Bailey names 2 new territory sales representatives

Bailey has announced that Johanna George and Paul Hassing have joined the company as territory sales representatives. George will partner with customers in southeast Minnesota, eastern Iowa and Missouri. Hassing will partner with customers in the Twin Cities, northeast Minnesota, and western Ontario upon the retirement of bailey sales representative Ken Banaszewski. Banaszewski’s attention to detail, patience, integrity, and sense of humor will be greatly missed, but we wish him all the best in his much-deserved retirement.

Johanna George has more than 20 years of experience in the industry, many of which were spent working in retail, managing employees, growing perennials, and selling trees, shrubs, and evergreens.

‘“Assisting people with plants brings me the most joy. I look forward to partnering with my customers to supply  them with quality, industry-leading products,” George said. “We are so excited to have Johanna join the  Bailey team as her experience will benefit our customers whether they are a retailer, grower or re-wholesaler.  Her passion for plants and customer service will no doubt help our customers be successful,” said Dan Bailey, sales manager. 

Paul Hassing started at Bailey 25 years ago, working in many areas across the company, including container inventory, bareroot production, and, most recently, in planning and administration with plant production and purchasing.

“Paul brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and excitement to his new role and will provide our customers with great service and expertise to help them be successful,” Bailey said. “I feel fortunate to have been able to work with Bailey Nurseries over the last 25 years and look forward to developing relationships and building on partnerships with the customers that have been such a big part of what makes working at Bailey’s so rewarding,” Hassing said. 

George and Hassing begin their roles effective immediately. George can be reached at [email protected] and 641-330-0398, and Hassing can be reached at [email protected] and 612-801-2035.