Golf Course Management

AUG 2019

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08.19 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 79 Co. in global procurement, business development, product innovation and, most recently, as director of sales and marketing. He has a bachelor's degree in political science from Ohio State University and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University. Knape is based in Columbus, Ohio. Troon was selected to manage Naperville Country Club , a private, member- owned club located in Naperville, Ill., a western Chicago suburb. Troon Privé, the private club operations division of Troon, will manage the prestigious and historic club. Naperville CC, which dates to 1921, is an Audubon International Cooperative Sanctuary. Prime Source announced that Paul King joined the team as its new director of consumer products, leading the new Ike's Farm, Home and Garden brand of products. King's 23 years in sales for a large consumer lawn and garden distributor provides him with extensive knowledge and contacts for the consumer market. Prior to that, he man- aged a local lawn and garden retail store. King brings a broad understanding of the key players and retail outlets important to the growth of the Ike's brand to Prime Source and Excelsior Equity. The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon announced that Tim Demerath has joined the company as vice president of sales for the company's Pest Management Busi- Demerath ness Unit. In his newly created role, Demerath oversees the company's four sales groups to maximize opportunities and grow market share. With more than 15 years of sales experience, Demerath was most recently sales manager for the western Iowa district of Bayer Crop- Science, where he led a team of 10 field representatives and posted significant market share increases. Before that, he held other sales, marketing and commercial-opera- tions positions at Bayer. Originally from Nebraska, Demerath holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he played on the school's 2001 Rose Bowl team and earned Big 12 academic honors. RISE (Responsible Industry for a Sound Environment) along with CropLife America welcomed more than 400 leaders from the pesticide industry this past spring to discuss innovation, sustainability and the role of regulation at the 2019 CropLife America and RISE Regulatory Conference. This year's conference programming featured experts addressing issues that ranged from the importance of risk-based regulation to pollinator health to the importance of communicating science in an approachable way to consumers and allies. "Once again at this year's conference, we've seen strong corporate and academic commitment to developing solutions to pest challenges here in the U.S. and around the world," said Aaron Hobbs, president of RISE. Since 2009, the Regulatory Conference has provided a forum to discuss the evolving science and regulation behind crop protection and specialty pesticide products.

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