PITTSBURGH, Dec. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- LTR Products, a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling and manufacturers of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, is pleased to announce the recent appointment of Chris Hanson as account manager. In this role, Hanson will be responsible for overseeing and managing the company's largest retail accounts. He will also work directly with municipalities, parks and recreation professionals, and businesses to determine how Pinnacle Rubber Mulch can offer an innovative, safe and cost-effective alternative to wood mulch when used for playground safety surfacing and landscaping applications. Additionally, Hanson will oversee a company-wide sales training program for Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, as well as new product development, marketing initiatives, and ASTM technical issue support.
"Chris has an extensive knowledge of retail account management and a background in the playground surfacing industry," said Brad Pittam, general manager of LTR Products. "This experience, along with his superb business acumen, made him the ideal candidate for this position."
Mr. Hanson previously worked as the sales manager for Advanced Ground Care Products, where he played a critical role in launching the company as a startup. Hanson received his Master of Business Administration from Governors State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in economics from Northern Illinois University.
Introduced by LTR Products in December 2009, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is an innovative alternative to traditional wood mulch for landscaping and playground safety surfacing. Whereas wood mulch requires yearly applications because of its rapid rate of decomposition, Pinnacle Rubber Mulch saves money by remaining bright and fresh for at least 12 years with minimal maintenance. Pinnacle Rubber Mulch is resistant to wind and water erosion, bug and rodent infestation, fading caused by sunlight, and decomposition. It will not compress like wood mulch, thereby providing a thick and luxurious base material for landscape beds. As safety surfacing, a 6-inch layer of Pinnacle Rubber Mulch will cushion a child's fall from as high as 16 feet.
About LTR Products
As a subsidiary of Liberty Tire Recycling, the premier provider of tire recycling services in North America., LTR Products is a creative outlet for advanced rubber-based products. Each year, LTR Products manufactures the raw materials from millions of discarded tires into innovative products such as Pinnacle Rubber Mulch, an eco-friendly alternative to traditional wood mulch. Along with Liberty Tire Recycling, the company maintains a nationwide network of processing plants and convenient shipping points. LTR Products is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA. For more information, please visit www.ltrproducts.com.
SOURCE LTR Products