Barenbrug USA Honors Four Employees for Decades of Dedicated Service

Tangent, OR – June 26, 2024 – Barenbrug USA is proud to celebrate four of its most dedicated employees, who have collectively contributed over 150 years of service to the company. Terry Collins, Karen Pruitt, Bulmaro Ruiz Santiago, and Charles Pisano have each displayed exceptional commitment, expertise, and professionalism throughout their long-standing careers at Barenbrug.

Employee Profiles:

Terry Collins: Terry’s journey with Barenbrug began humbly, loading boxcars, but his dedication and passion quickly set him apart. With over 43 years of experience, Terry's precision and knowledge now, as a Blending Specialist, have been fundamental in maintaining the quality and consistency of our products.


Karen Pruitt: Joining us on December 10th, 1980, Karen Pruitt has been a vital part of our team for over 43 years. As the Label Room Manager, Karen’s meticulous attention to detail ensures that every package meets our high standards, reflecting the care and dedication she brings to her role every day.

Bulmaro Ruiz Santiago: For 35 years, since October 6th, 1988, Bulmaro Ruiz Santiago has been a pivotal member of our logistics team. His skill as a Forklift Operator Tier 3 ensures that our operations run smoothly and efficiently, demonstrating reliability and mastery in every task he undertakes.

Charles Pisano: Our Area Sales Manager, Charles Pisano, has been with Barenbrug for 29 years since May 5th, 1995. Charles' strategic insights and customer-focused approach have significantly contributed to our market presence, growth, and relationships with our distributors. All reflecting his unwavering dedication to our company's success.

"We are incredibly proud and honored to recognize the unwavering dedication and exceptional service of Terry, Karen, Bulmaro, and Charles. Their commitment and expertise have been integral to our company's success over the past decades, and they embody the values and spirit of our organization. Their contributions have not only shaped our company but have also left an indelible mark on the industry. We extend our heartfelt congratulations and gratitude to these dedicated employees." – Justin Burns, CEO of Barenbrug USA


About Royal Barenbrug Group

Headquartered in the Netherlands, and with a 120-year history, Barenbrug is a fourth-generation, family-owned company dedicated to the research, development and production of grass seeds & legumes for agricultural and recreational markets. With over 900 employees, in more than 20 countries on six continents in all major climate regions, our mission is to increase animal productivity to help feed the world and enhance the enjoyment of green spaces. With a global presence in over 20 countries and research facilities on every continent, Barenbrug remains dedicated to enhancing the quality of life through sustainable grassland and agricultural solutions.


For further information, please contact:

Andrew Crawford

Director of Marketing and Brand Development

T | 541 619 8595

E | acrawford@barusa.com

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