On Wednesday, February 15, 2017, the Fiocchi Family was honored with the Distinguished Service Award for their dedication and support of New Jersey’s agriculture and for the contributions of Lee Rain, Inc. to improving the life of Atlantic County residents. This award was presented by Dennis Levinson, County Executive and Jerome Irick, President of the Atlantic County Board of Agriculture at their annual Board meeting.
The Fiocchi Family, with Lee “Butch” Fiocchi, Jr., Lee Fiocchi, III, and Todd
Fiocchi and their families in attendance, was recognized for its long history in
agriculture. Having established Lee Rain, Inc. in 1946, they continue their commitment to service, three generations later, by helping customers achieve their goals and realize a new vision of how our growing world can thrive—now and far into the future.
“Receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Atlantic County Board of Agriculture is truly an honor,” states Lee Fiocchi III, President of Lee Rain. “The Fiocchi Family and Lee Rain, Inc. take great pride in our South Jersey location, being able to provide our customers in the region and beyond with the service and support they need to succeed.”
The Irrigation Industry Leader Expands Team at Vineland Headquarters
Lee Rain, the largest supplier of irrigation equipment and solutions on the Eastern Seaboard, is pleased to announce the addition of three new employees to meet the growing demand at their Vineland, NJ headquarters. Joining the Lee Rain team are Mary Ennis, as Accounts Receivable Manager; Frank Charles Lupperger, as Customer Relationship Manager; and Amanda Smith, as Administrative Assistant.
Mary Ennis comes to Lee Rain with 12 years of experience in accounting positions, including serving Vineland Construction as Property Accountant and Comcast as an accounting supervisor. Ennis praises the collaborative team culture at Lee Rain, saying, “It’s great to be working for a company that values their employees and their opinions.” Ennis’ responsibilities as Accounts Receivable Manager will include the processing of sales and service orders and management of collection activities. A graduate of Shepherd University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management, she currently lives in Buena, NJ with her husband and two sons.
Frank Charles Lupperger steps into the role of Customer Relationship Manager to maintain and extend the Lee Rain reputation for exceptional client care. His duties include servicing current accounts, building new client relationships, and forging strong, productive partnerships between Lee Rain and growers. Lupperger has a deep appreciation for the needs, concerns, aspirations, and contributions of farmers, both locally and across the country. A resident of Buena, he lives on a 5-acre property where he raises chickens and goats. Lupperger has an Associate of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.
Amanda Smith joins Lee Rain as an Administrative Assistant, providing office support and handling a variety of clerical and customer service duties. Smith has 9 years of experience in administrative positions in both the law and medical and worked as a Business Development Specialist at Seabrook House, Inc. prior to joining Lee Rain. She expresses enthusiasm about working with the Lee Rain family, saying, she’s “very grateful to be part of such a wonderful company and an even more wonderful team.” A graduate of Wilmington University, Smith has Bachelor’s degree in Behavioral Science. A lifelong resident of Vineland, Smith’s family has a long history as small business owners in area; her grandparents owned Casey’s Market, a fixture of downtown Vineland, and her father operates United Lawn of Millville.