The Irrigation Industry Leader Expands Team at Vineland Headquarters
Lee Rain, one of the largest irrigation solutions providers on the East Coast, is pleased to announce the addition of three new employees as the company strengthens its resources to meet growing customer demand. Joining the Lee Rain team are Nicholas J. Bergamo and Paul Lipscomb, as Customer Relationship Managers; and William Schultz, as Parts Counter Salesman.
Bergamo and Lipscomb join Billy Seizter on Lee Rain’s Customer Relationship Team to assist in advancing the company’s commitment to providing customized solutions for the specialized needs of clients in the agricultural, nursery, greenhouse, turf, and municipal markets.
“Strong customer relationships have always been a cornerstone of our business,” explains Lee Fiocchi, President of Lee Rain. “As we expand our reach in the marketplace, we want to maintain the same levels of responsiveness and personalized attention that our long-time clients have come to depend upon.”
Nicholas Bergamo, Customer Relationship Manager
Nicholas brings to Lee Rain nearly a decade of experience as a Quality Control and Operations Manager in the agricultural industry, having worked at D’Ottavio Produce Inc. and Bergamo Bros. Farms LLC. A graduate of Philadelphia University, he currently lives in Vineland, NJ. “It feels good to be part of a company that is such a respected leader in the irrigation and agronomic industry,” says Bergamo, citing the breadth and depth of expertise of the Lee Rain team as one of the company’s chief assets. “Everyone here is all extremely knowledgeable in their respective fields.”
Paul Lipscomb, Customer Relationship Manager
Paul rounds out Lee Rain’s Customer Relationship Team. Lipscomb credits some of his affinity for serving the irrigation needs of growers to his close ties to his hometown of Hammonton, NJ. Growing up in the “Blueberry Capital of the World” made Lipscomb especially conscious of farmers’ connections to the land and the communities they serve. “I am glad to be in a position to help customers further their knowledge of irrigation and guide them while designing a new project,” he says. In his free time, Lipscomb coaches the Hammonton Hawks Football Team, and Little League Baseball.
William Schultz, Parts Counter Salesman
William joins Lee Rain’s retail division as Parts Counter Salesman at the company’s Vineland headquarters. A resident of Port Norris, NJ, Schultz has 14 years of experience in parts sales and management for the automotive and construction industries. He praises Lee Rain for being a corporation that has retained its family atmosphere and values the importance of strong relationships with its customers.
With cold weather being right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about winter maintenance. Schedule your winterization with Lee Rain by November 15th and you can receive valuable savings on Hard Hose, Center Pivots/Linears, and Underground Pipe Systems! Contact your Customer Relationship Manager today!
Please join us at our Vineland, NJ location on Thursday, September 15th, and Tuesday, October 4th from 10AM-2PM as we partner with the USDA-NRCS to host an Application Day where farmers can learn about the various financial assistance programs available and complete applications on the spot! Light fare will be provided.
(April 2016) Earth Day’s Global 2016 Theme was “Trees for the Earth”, a plan to plant 7.8 billion trees (one tree for every person on the planet) by Earth Day 2020, the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day.
This “Trees for the Earth” initiative will make a significant and measurable impact on the Earth and will serve as the foundation of a cleaner, healthier and more sustainable planet for all.Lee Rain Inc. joined the cause by planting a Japanese Pieris tree, provided by L. D’Ottavio Nurseries, at its corporate headquarters in Vineland.
By using Lee Rain’s customized Ag Management Strategies, L. D’Ottavio Nurseries gave back to the community about 100 gallons of water per Japanese Pieris when compared to data from the USDA Census of Agriculture. This is enough water to do about 4 loads of laundry in a newer model washing machine.
If you would like to know more about Lee Rain’s Ag Management Strategies and how we are helping our growers conserve water and give back to their communities, call 877-533-7878.
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.