Arborjet | Ecologel has announced two new hires, as well as a promotion.
Sean Belanger has been hired as the New England and New York regional sales manager for golf, sports turf and the nursery markets, according to a press release. He began his career in the golf industry, building courses throughout the Southeast, before segueing into the landscape business. Belanger previously worked as an account manager for a residential landscape company in Boston. He has a bachelor’s degree in sociology and a certificate in turfgrass management. He also holds a pesticide applicators license.
Wister Dorta will assume the role of California regional technical manager. He initially moved to Santa Monica to work on pressing tree planting, tree preservation and drought issues. Dorta has a diversified arboriculture background, is well known throughout the West Coast ISA and has spoken at multiple conferences. In addition to a degree in environmental and forest biology, he holds a master’s degree in environmental management. Dorta is a certified arborist, qualified tree risk assessor and fluent in Spanish.
Sabesh Kanagalingam will be the new head of chemistry and formulation. He has many years of experience in agricultural-related formulations. In addition to his work with pesticides, he is an expert on microbial activity and carbon sources, and has worked with botanical oils and microencapsulation techniques. His past experience includes work with Agrium, currently known as Nutrien. Kanagalingam has a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, a master’s degree in biomed engineering and a doctorate degree in polymer chemistry. He also holds more than 15 patents.