Golf Course Management

JUN 2013

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said Greg Hunter, president of Hunter Industries. "We realize and appreciate the value IA holds for the industry and we are proud to be involved." Verdesian Life Sciences LLC, a Paine & Partners LLC, acquired all assets of Plant Syence Ltd. and its affliates. Plant Syence is an East Yorkshire-based company that has served as a manufacturer's representative for Verdesian in the United Kingdom and continental Europe for the last 11 years. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Plant Syence will immediately begin conducting business as Verdesian Life Sciences Europe Ltd. Andre Andrade was named international business development manager for E-Z-GO. Andrade is responsible for growing E-Z-GO's golf distribution and its sales in Latin America. Andrade joined E-Z-GO in 2007 and has served in numerous roles and functions during his tenure with the company, ranging from sourcing to materials management to logistics. He received a bachelor's degree from Augusta State University and an MBA from Southern Wesleyan University. Kioti Tractor named Randall J. Soutiere new director of product support. Soutiere, who has more than 28 years of experience in the aviation industry, is overseeing the activities of the operation functions of the company, improving processes to ensure that the product support, warehouse, parts and customer service departments provide high-quality customer service. His areas of concentration include logistics, dealer support and customer service, parts supply management and management of fnancial aspects of the operations department. Most recently, Soutiere was general manager of a jet maintenance, repair and overhaul facility in Mesa, Ariz. He spent 21 years with Cessna Aircraft Co. 92 GCM June 2013 Aqua Control announced that Curtis (CJ) Nilson is its new sales manager. Nilson is responsible for all North America sales on a fulltime basis and is traveling extensively. He joins Aqua Control as it has just begun to market the totally redesigned Select Series 2 and the new canned motor (patents pending on both). Nilson is based in Minneapolis, Minn. Irrigation consultant David D. Davis, FASIC, was awarded the American Society of Irrigation Consultants 2013 Roy Williams Memorial Award at this year's annual conference in Scottsdale, Ariz. Davis, an ASIC Fellow who opened David D. Davis and Associates in 1985 in Crestline, Calif., is regarded as a force in the irrigation industry, providing comprehensive irrigation consulting services for decades for golf course and recreation sports. Jim Kruger is the new Great Lakes territory sales manager for turf and ornamentals at Arysta LifeScience North America. Kruger previously worked for Cleary Chemical, Harrell's, Helena Chemical and Michigan State University. Kruger, Farno DiMucci Steinlage PEOPLE news Rick Robbins was elected president of American Society of Golf Course Architects (ASGCA) during the organization's 67th annual meeting in Greensboro, Ga. Robbins, a resident of Cary, N.C., heads Robbins & Associates International. His career has included golf course designs and master plans created in 24 states in the U.S. and 11 other countries worldwide, including China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Robbins holds a degree in environmental design in landscape architecture from North Carolina State University School of Design. His list of representative courses includes Palm Garden Golf Club, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; China Maple Golf Club, Liaoning Province, China; and Mill Creek Golf Club, Mebane, N.C. Bayer CropScience makes staff appointments Hirvela Johnson Pylar Bayer CropScience expanded its team of turf and ornamentals professionals by making six staff appointments. They are: Pete Farno, lawn and landscape business manager (previously served as global market manager for Bayer's North American turf and ornamentals); Patty DiMucci, marketing communications manager (has been a part of Bayer's marketing team since 2011); Joe Steinlage, insecticides product manager (most recently served as business manager, specialty actives, for the Environmental Science division at Bayer); Mike Hirvela, fungicides product manager (for the past fve years served as Bayer's sales manager in Michigan and northern Ohio); Jimmy Johnson, key account manager, golf (he had been fungicide product manager and led sales and marketing efforts); and Rob Pylar, area sales manager, Michigan (arrives at Bayer with more than 19 years of experience as a manufacture representative). As part of these moves, Bayer announced it is creating two new market manager positions — one for the golf market and one for lawn and landscape — that focus on segment-specifc portfolio management and integrated campaigns for these segments. In addition, sales regions and territories will be realigned around warm- and cool-season turf geographies, and a new key account manager position has been established to further develop the company's focus on the golf course management business. who earned a bachelor's degree in plant science from Clemson University, will cover Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. Congressional Country Club golf course superintendent Mike Giuffre received the 2013 Arysta LifeScience Golf Industry Show (GIS) drawing for an original painting by Lawrence Churski. The eighth hole at Nanea Golf Club in Kailua Kona, Hawaii, was featured in the painting. This was the third year that Arysta LifeScience commissioned an original painting as part of its GIS booth outreach. More than 300 GIS attendees entered the drawing. KemperSports announced the appointment of three leadership

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