Golf Course Management

MAY 2014

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05.14 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 95 Curtis ANNOUNCEMENT George A. Psyhojos was named president and chief executive offcer of Curtis Industries. Psyhojos previously was president and CEO of Berkshire Manufactured Products Inc. and vice president and managing director of Arthur D. Little Inc.'s operations management practice. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in mechani- cal engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. The Eastern Shore Association of Golf Course Superintendents (ESAGCS) an- nounced it has surpassed $125,000 in community-based charitable giving over the past fve years. In 2013, for example, ESAGCS donated $10,000 each to the Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation and to the University of Maryland Foundation; $5,000 to the Autism Society of America; and $4,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. ESAGCS has given more than $100,000 through the years to Believe in Tomorrow Children's Foundation. "The dedication and support given by foundation staff and volunteers to these children and their families during their most diffcult times is simply amazing and pulls at your heart," says Joe Perry, CGCS, former ESAGCS president. "We are pleased to be supporting their efforts." ESAGCS was founded in 1972 and serves Delaware, the eastern shore of Maryland and the Mid-Atlantic Region. Kohler donated 570 engines to schools across America. The donations, valued at more than $40,000, are intended to spark students' interest in technical careers. The donations were made to more than 34 educational institutions and organizations throughout the Midwest. The gas and diesel engines will be used for student course work in high schools, technical schools and universities, among others. The engines, ranging from 6.5 to 23.4 hp, are being used to provide critical, hands-on expe- rience while enhancing the students' knowledge of small engines, including assembly and disassembly, etc. Four industry leaders received the annual Civitas Awards at the Golf Industry Show in Orlando: Craig Currier; Matt Cimino, CGCS; Jim Ma- sone; and Al Schwemler . Currier, the GCSAA Class A superintendent at Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y., has helped pave the way for turf health across North America by being a leader in adopting new innovations. Cimino, GCSAA Class A superintendent at Cimarron Hills Country Club in Georgetown, Texas, was the frst superin- tendent in his state to use Civitas on his turf, and he has helped pioneer turf solutions for drought resistance, heat tolerance and reductions of inputs in the South. Masone, from WinField Solutions LLC, has been one of the brand's most active advocates and supporters since it launched in 2009. Schwemler, the GCSAA Class A superintendent at Toronto Golf Club in Mississauga, Ontario, received the Civitas Achievement Award, which is based on a long-standing commitment to Civitas and championing a resourceful approach to plant protection. As part of the festivities, 100 honored guests joined the Civitas team at the Orlando Magic basketball game. The four people involved in the Civitas event, pictured left to right: Reinie Drygala, sales manager lawn care and agriculture; Cimino; Jason Sartwell of Glen Oaks Club (on behalf of Currier); and Mike Hull (on behalf of Masone). Civitas 094-099_May14_IndustryNews.indd 95 4/16/14 2:55 PM

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