Golf Course Management

JUN 2018

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78 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 06.18 (industry news) of the sales leadership team, the company says. In the past five years, Wisniewski has had various positions at Syngenta, most recently as insecticide brand manager for lawn and garden. Project EverGreen , in partnership with Ex - mark Manufacturing and the Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA), named the Parks & Recreation Department of Clinton, N.C., the winner of the "Our Winning Green Spaces" contest. The winner received an Exmark Lazer Z X-Series mower pack- age valued at $15,000. Additionally, the city will earn a park facelift. In their contest entry, Jonathan Allen , director of parks and recreation for Clinton, said budget cuts in maintenance — combined with an aging park in- Site One SiteOne Landscape Supply opened its Agronomic Sales Center for the Atlanta area during a ribbon-cutting ceremony in March in Doraville, Ga. The 30,000-square-foot facility enables SiteOne to stock up to 880 tons of bagged agronomic material to better serve the area's customers, who frequently purchase large quantities of fertilizer and control products. The facility also provides SiteOne's customers access to a wider assortment of agronomic and control products from top industry brands, including its own private label, Lesco. Landscape tools and supplies, irrigation equipment, landscape lighting and golf course accessories are also available. John Gertz , vice president of category management at SiteOne, leads the company's agronomic business. He says creating this distribution infrastructure is a necessary step toward elevating SiteOne's position within the Atlanta market. "Companies who operate at that level need a supplier who can consistently meet their high demand for resources. We believe that combining the sales center with our agronomic expertise puts us in the best position to consistently deliver excellent service and quality products to customers working in a high-demand market," Gertz says. Gregg Wisniewski was appointed key market manager for lawn and garden controls at Syn- genta . He is working with customers in the turf, ornamental and pest management markets and serves as a key member Stephanie Jensen joined the BASF Profes- sional & Specialty Solutions (P&SS) busi- ness as its director for U.S. business. The P&SS business focuses on new products and services for customers in the pest control, turf, ornamentals and vegetation management/forestry markets. Jen- sen has been with BASF for 16 years in a variety of roles spanning marketing, planning, and mergers and acquisitions. Most recently, she served as director of group controlling and data management for the North American Crop Protection Division at BASF. She also represents BASF on the board of directors of WakeEd Partnership as chair-elect and serves on their programs committee. Director ANNOUNCED

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