Heaviland Landscape Management announces new hires to sales team

Heaviland Landscape Management added two members to its leadership and sales teams. John Gelhard joins the company to focus on new business development and Sharlin Kissinger has stepped into a regional account manager role.

Headquartered in Vista, Calif., the commercial landscape management company services more than 350 properties throughout San Diego County through landscape design, installation, maintenance and resource management.

“John and Sharlin bring a tremendous wealth of knowledge and experience to our company,” said Tom Heaviland, president of Heaviland Landscape Management, who was recently named a 2016 finalist for the San Diego Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Award. “We expect them to be important contributors to a successful year of business growth.”

Gelhard possesses over 20 years of sales, sales management and marketing experience. At Heaviland Landscape Management, he will concentrate on acquiring larger corporate, office complex and HOA accounts. He will also manage the company’s website and online marketing efforts. A former college track and cross country standout, he holds a degree in business administration from Ursinus College in Pennsylvania.

Kissinger entered the landscape business as a teenager, working on her father’s nursery in production and customer service roles. A graduate of California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, she holds experience in both retail nurseries and commercial landscape management. As a regional account manager, Kissinger will maintain a portfolio of commercial landscape maintenance accounts and pursue opportunities to grow each contract.