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96 GOLF COURSE MANAGEMENT 05.14 Allan Dufoe was chosen turf and ornamental key account manager for FMC and will be responsible primarily for the company's nursery and greenhouse market. Dufoe joined FMC in 1996 as a technical sales representative in the spe- cialty products business, providing support and training for the pest management professional industry. In 2011, he became a market specialist for the turf and orna- mental market. He has a bachelor's degree in entomology from the University of New Hampshire and will receive a master's in agriculture and life sciences from Virginia Polytechnic and State University this year. Noble Hawk Golf Links in Kendallville, Ind., won the "Holganix Roots for You" competition to discover the deepest, healthiest roots in the golf course industry, receiving a $500 cash prize as well as a $500 cash prize donation made in the winner's name to GCSAA's Environmental Institute for Golf (EIFG). The winner was former Noble Hawk superintendent Anthony Landgraff, who left the golf course to create his own lawn care company. Holganix is a 100 percent organic, bionutritional turf and plant fertility product that allows golf courses to reduce their use of chemicals, ultimately reducing their environmental footprint. The Houstonian Golf & Coun- try Club in Richmond, Texas, won 60 gallons of MultiGuard Protect nematicide in the company's 2014 Golf Industry Show giveaway. MultiGuard is a product of Agriguard Co. LLC, which mailed coupons worth $5 off every gallon of MultiGuard to GIS attendees who entered the giveaway. Stoller Enterprises Inc. , Jerry Stoller and David Alexander were found guilty of violating the Lanham Act by intentionally spreading falsehoods about LidoChem Inc. and its Perfor- mance Nutrition products and tortuously interfering with business relationships by a jury trial in the U.S. District Court Western Division of Michigan Southern Division presided by the Honorable Robert J. Jonker. The jury awarded LidoChem Inc. $12 million in damages. LidoChem, through its Performance Nutrition division, supplies patented fertilizers, chelated mi- cronutrients, soil amendments and related products to growers nationwide. Sean McNerney was named area sales manager for the North American turf and ornamentals business in southwest Florida for Bayer CropScience . McNerney most recently was golf course superintendent at Landirr Inc. He has an associate degree of applied science in golf course management from Daytona Beach Community College. Ryan Zook joined Barenbrug USA as international sales manager. Zook completed undergraduate studies at Marylhurst University with a B.A. in com- munications. Before joining Barenbrug, Zook was with Ioka Marketing, where he was responsible for marketing and selling their product to local, national and inter- national customers. He also has served as secretary/treasurer of the Willamette Valley Specialty Seeds Association and as a com- mittee member of the Oregon Forage and Grassland Council. Cliff Stewart is a new sales represen- tative at STEC Equipment . Stewart, based in Anderson, S.C., has nearly 20 years of experience in the golf course maintenance industry. Most recently, he was a golf course superintendent at Gainey Ranch Golf Club in Scottsdale, Ariz., and The Club at Seven Canyons in Sedona, Ariz. He received his bachelor's degree in turfgrass science from Eastern Kentucky University. Calvin Leach was hired as brand director specialty accounts for Prime Source . Leach started his career managing a pest control company before entering the basic manufacturer side of the industry with EcoSmart to develop and launch minimum-risk pesticides. Later he joined Prentiss (which became Envincio), serving as business development and sales manager. Lisa Alexander was named custom- er engagement and marketing specialist for Select Source . Alexander man- ages the customer experience, including receiving, entering and fulflling orders and ensuring that products are delivered to customers in a timely and effcient man- ner. She also serves as an extension of the feld sales team while also coordinating marketing activities across the company. Mark DelSantro was hired as Northeast territory manager by UPI . Del- Santro previously worked for Pocono Turf 094-099_May14_IndustryNews.indd 96 4/16/14 2:55 PM