Lakeland Adds Grain and Agriculture Industry Expert to its Growing Sales Force

Janice Kantola tapped to establish network of distributors and resellers across North America

Minneapolis, M.N., February 21, 2015 -- The Lakeland Companies today announced the appointment of Janice Kantola as a national sales representative at Extron, the Lakeland business unit dedicated to manufacturing application-specific controls and automation products for industrial and agriculture industries.

Prior to joining Lakeland, Janice was a sales representative at Agronics, supporting the company’s grain elevator and OEM customers and distributors in the United States and Canada. She serves as a director on the associate board of the Grain Elevator and Processing Society (GEAPS), is a member of the marketing oversight committee, chair of the membership committee, and secretary of the association’s Michigan and southern Ontario chapters.

“Lakeland is committed to bringing together a team of professionals who have industry-specific experience that will help support our customers grow their business,” said Dustin Paloranta, Vice President at Extron. “Janice’s 18 years of sales strategy experience and deep background in the industry make her an asset in delivering continued quality support to our customers.”

Janice is responsible for establishing new reseller and distributor networks at Lakeland, as well as exploring new outside sales opportunities. She will lend insight and expertise into product research and development to support the needs of Lakeland’s food and agriculture industry customers.

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About the Lakeland Companies Lakeland is the most complete provider of professional grade electrical component and systems solutions for growing industrial companies throughout the Midwest.

About Extron Founded in 1972, Extron provides innovative solutions to the industrial and agriculture industries. It manufactures application-specific controls and automation products that meet UL safety standards. Extron engineers and builds upon the unique demands and feedback of its customers, designing and building cost effective products without sacrificing reliability, quality or safety. Extron also offers professional installation and service of its products as well as comprehensive training, implementation and commissioning.