Doug Gagnon, Warehouse Sales Associate in Pittston, PA, comes from an extensive sales background. His career started as an independent sales rep for a wholesale jewelry company where he traveled eastern PA, NJ, DE, and MD, and participated in trade shows throughout the year. Then Doug made the transition to Sears in Lebanon, PA where he was the Auto Center Manager. His role later expanded, managing the Lancaster and Allentown Auto Centers. As Doug grew professionally, so did his responsibilities with Sears. In 1999, he moved to Scranton, PA to be Operations Manager and Brand Central (Appliances) Manager. In 2003, Doug had the opportunity to manage a store in Preque Isle, ME, where he proudly led the team to be a Top 100 store throughout the country for two consecutive years. He later returned to manage the Scranton store in 2006. Then in 2011, Doug encountered another pivotal transition in his career, and he joined Lowes and became the Delivery Manager.
Early this summer, Doug joined WSI, becoming an integral part of the Pittston team. Doug tells us, “The opportunity I have had with WSI has been fantastic. I have already learned so much about the turf business from Barry Craig! It has really been an interesting turn in my career.” Doug has always gotten much joy from helping customers, and in his new role its no different. “My background in sales has been invaluable in my new position, helping me get to know and better support all of our customers. They’ve all been a joy to be around so far. It’s been so great to be able to help them find the solutions they need for their businesses!” he continued.
Doug isn’t your “all work, no play” kind of guy. He enjoys playing golf, hunting, and fishing. But most of all, his favorite pass time is riding his motorcycle! In fact, you’ll find him out riding most weekends during the summer. We’re pretty sure he already has a countdown running waiting for those great summer weekends to return once again!