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Kness Adds East Coast Sales Representative

Steph Christner

Kness Mfg. Co., Inc., an industry leader known for its innovative pest control products, continues to expand its presence across the United States, with the addition of Steph Christner as the new Eastern USA Retail Sales Manager. She will be tasked with demonstrating the benefits of Kness products and growing the company's footprint in retail locations across the eastern United States, covering all 26 states east of the Mississippi River as well as parts of Canada.

Christner is from Oskaloosa, Iowa, slightly north of Kness' headquarters in Albia. She takes over this position with more than a decade of experience as a softball coach, recruiter and transportation director at William Penn University, gaining valuable sales and travel experience in these positions. Christner, who also holds a master's degree in business leadership, said she is happy to be a part of the Kness sales team, and to help the pest control company "with hometown values" grow.

"There is a lot of territory that has not been reached on the East Coast," Christner said. "I am looking forward to getting into this territory, building relationships with clients and bringing business to Kness Mfg. Co., Inc."

"We are happy to have Steph on board as the new Eastern USA Retail Sales Manager," said Kness President Kathy Wauson. "She has the strong values and dedication to customers our company takes pride in, and we know that she will work well with our customers in the eastern United States, helping them defend their homes with our pest control products."

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