Meet Your Southern California Plant Healthcare Expert

Ron Sims

Western Area Manager & Southern California Technical Manager

Meet Ron Sims

Joining us in the Spring of 2020 is Ron, our new Western Regional Manager. He will focus on the counties of San Diego, Los Angeles, and Orange County, including the Coachella Valley region. Ron will also manage Arborjet’s Regional Technical Managers, West of Illinois.

Ron is an experienced sales executive with a background in Information Systems, Horticulture, Agriculture, and he has worked in the Nursery Industry for 12 years. He specializes in building world class sales teams and has serviced National Accounts with Costco, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Walmart as well as independent garden centers (Armstrong, Moon Nursery & Green Thumb) and national distributors, such as SiteOne, Target, Nutrien, Helena, and Central Garden & Pet. His passion for our industry comes from a drive to help consumers find quality products and services that are eco-friendly, sustainable and solve problems to everyday challenges in arborcare, plant health and horticulture.

His role at Arborjet will be to manage the Western Regional Technical Managers, and to develop impactful relationships with distributors, executives, branch managers, and applicators to drive overall sales at the company. Sims has a proven track record in improving the customer experience, and has successfully achieved double digit sales growth across multiple platforms. He is also proud of his accomplishments on the ball field as the Head Coach of the 2019 10u USSSA World Champion travel team.

Have you seen these pests near your home?

These pests have been causing destruction throughout the Western Area. Arborjet offers environmentally responsible tree injection treatments that help to combat Invasive Shot Hole Borer, Pine Bark Beetle, Chlorosis, and more.

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Invasive Shot Hole Borers

Polyphagous Shot Hole Borer (PSHB) is an exotic ambrosia beetle that was first detected in 2003 in Southern California. It is currently found in L.A., Orange, San Bernardino, western Riverside, and San Diego Counties.

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Pine Bark Beetles

There are numerous species of Ips and Dendroctonus, bark beetles, that infest conifers throughout North America. Adults tunnel through the bark, mate and lay eggs in the phloem (inner bark).

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This condition, if allowed to progress, will cause slow growth, leaf loss, and eventually tree death. Chlorosis is often caused by deficiencies of the micro-elements iron and manganese, and is particularly prevalent in oak.

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