Golf Course Management

APR 2013

Golf Course Management magazine is dedicated to advancing the golf course superintendent profession and helping GCSAA members achieve career success.

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Damon J. DiOrio, CCM, CCE, CEO of Charlotte Country Club in Charlotte, N.C., was elected vice president. Tony D'Errico, CCM, CEE, general manager of Westwood Country Club in St. Louis, was elected secretary-treasurer. Greg Hunter was promoted to president of Hunter Industries. Richard Hunter, president and chief executive offcer for 19 years, retired on Feb. 19. Richard Hunter helped start Hunter with his father, Edwin, brother Paul and sister, Ann, in the early 1980s. Hunter Industries is a global manufacturer of products for the irrigation, landscape lighting and custom molding sectors. Greg Hunter has held several executive leadership positions at Hunter Industries, including engineering, product management, information systems and marketing. He earned a degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell University. Harrell's added two territory managers to its golf division: Eric Shilling and Kurt B. von Hofen. Shilling, who earned a degree in agronomy/turf science at Purdue University, has more than 10 years of experience in the business. He recently served as superintendent of the Militia Hill Course at the Philadelphia Cricket Club in Flourtown, Pa. Von Hofen graduated with a degree in turfgrass manage- ment from The Ohio State University. He recently served as superintendent at El Camaleon Golf Club, a fve-star Mexican resort and home of the Mayakoba Golf Classic. Terry Plagmann was elected president of Tee-2-Green, a worldwide marketer of bentgrass varieties for golf courses. Plagmann previously held the offce of secretary and has been president of Penncross Bentgrass Growers Association for more than three decades. In 1958, Plagmann began growing Penncross bentgrass with his father, Clifton Plagmann, one of the founders of the association. Golf course architect Ian ScottTaylor was extended an honorary overseas individual membership to The Alister MacKenzie Society of Great Britain and Ireland. Scott-Taylor, who is Welsh-born and has a practice based in Maryland, says his grandfather (Dr. David Scott-Taylor) and MacKenzie were friends. "Grandfather was at the university's medical college(in Edinburgh), was a scratch golfer and also had a reputation as a fne rugby player," ScottTaylor said. "MacKenzie was keen on rugby and they became fast friends." Harris Laboratories announced that Jeremy Karr, Ph.D., is their new manager of laboratory technology and development. Karr is focusing on research and development of new laboratory methodologies and evaluation of new instrumentation, as well as providing technical consultation, on-site laboratory audits and SOP evaluation. He also will explain complicated chemical processes to clients. Karr, who received a degree in education from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, earned his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of Nebraska-

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