Barenbrug USA has appointed James Schneider as the new CEO and president. Starting May 1, Schneider will lead Barenbrug USA to further expand its market share in the US and export markets. 

Prior to joining Barenbrug, Schneider helped JB Instant Lawn and Nursery significantly expand the scope of their sod and grass seed business throughout the Northwest, serving both the wholesale landscape and retail trade. Through established local sod farm relationships, JB services eight states for major retailers and is a proud member of the nationwide Harmony Turfgrass group.
Schneider grew up in rural Illinois and received his Bachelor of Science in finance and also completed commercial flight training. Fulfilling his dream to be a pilot, Schneider flew airplanes for SkyWest Airlines from 2000 to 2002. In 2002, he made a career shift and started with JB as sales manager.