People on the Move: Promotions and hirings from ASV, ASLA, WorkWave and more

December 10, 2019 -  By
Frank Gangi (Photo: ASV Holdings)

Frank Gangi (Photo: ASV Holdings)

Frank Gangi has been promoted to national accounts manager for ASV Holdings.

Gangi will be responsible for supporting and growing ASV’s customer portfolio, including OEM and national rental customers, direct national accounts and strategic attachment partners.

Gangi has 23 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, with more than 10 years in the compact loader business. He most recently worked as an ASV area manager for welding, fabrication and paint. Prior to that, he was in factory sales, where he managed the ordering process and worked closely with ASV’s dealers and sales team.

“I look forward to the challenges this new position brings,” Gangi said. “Working with both the sales team and at the factory level has given me a unique perspective and has helped me create great working relationships throughout the company. I look forward to sharing the ASV story as I work with both current and future customers.”

Gangi completed his undergraduate degrees at Northwestern College in St. Paul, Minn., and Northwest Technical Institute in Eden Prairie, Minn. He earned his MBA from The University of South Dakota. Additionally, he holds a certification in product management from the Association of International Product Marketing Management.

The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized Allyson Mendenhall as one of its 2019 elected Fellows at its annual Conference on Landscape Architecture.

Elevation to the ASLA Council of Fellows is among the highest honors that the ASLA bestows upon its members and recognizes their contributions to the profession and is based on their work, leadership and management, knowledge and service to society at large. The designation of fellow is granted to individuals in recognition of their exceptional accomplishments throughout their career.

Mendenhall received her nomination from ASLA’s Colorado Chapter. A principal and LEED-certified landscape architect in Design Workshop’s Denver office, she directs DW Legacy Design, the firm’s method for comprehensive sustainable performance on every project, as well as its project and quality management standards. She is a mayoral trustee of the Denver Botanic Gardens, a member of the advisory board of the University of Colorado Denver College of Architecture and Planning and serves on the Harvard Alumni Association Board Executive Committee.

“I’m thrilled to be recognized by the ASLA for my contributions to the landscape architecture profession,” Mendenhall said. “Being elevated to fellow in the leadership and management category reinforces my focus on methods and best practices and my efforts to share them with the broader profession.”

Lawnbot.biz, a sales and payment platform for outdoor home services, welcomed Erik Alburg as the company’s first chief technical officer (CTO).

With more than 20 years of leadership experience, Alburg brings valuable influence to Lawnbot’s founding team during a period of rapid expansion. As CTO, Alburg will lead technical operations, product development, product innovation and direct the company’s technical and product road maps.

“Erik joins Lawnbot with a wealth of technical experience,” said Kendall Hines, Lawnbot’s CEO and founder. “We are thankful to have his expertise as part of our founding team as we continue to expand into the marketplace with an obsession around making it quick, secure and painless for people and lawn care companies to do business.”

Before joining Lawnbot, Alburg was the product manager and engineering manager at Modustri, a Grand Rapids, Mich.-based IOT startup. Prior to Modustri, Alburg was the head of development at Thinaire.

He’s an alumnus of Michigan Technological University and also is an advisor to multiple startups in West Michigan.

Atlanta-based SingleOps, a provider of business management software to green industry companies promoted Taylor Gould from chief marketing officer to president.

Spring-Green Lawn Care, a provider of residential and commercial lawn fertilization and weed control added new franchise owners, Tim Hargis and Mike Faulkner, servicing Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and surrounding cities.

“Lawns are not going to go away during a recession. People are still going to maintain their lawns,” Hargis said. “Stability, growth opportunities and being our own boss were at the top of our list. We found Spring-Green by accident, but we liked what we saw. The ad drew us in, and after talking with Spring-Green, we decided that we were in. We enjoyed the people, their professionalism and their passion for our success.”

The day-to-day Spring-Green operations will be managed by Hargis’ wife, Marie.

WorkWave, a provider of cloud-based software solutions that support every stage of a service business’s life cycle, promoted David Giannetto to CEO of WorkWave.

Giannetto spent the past eight months serving as WorkWave’s COO, where he has spearheaded key initiatives across product, marketing, engineering, sales, services and support, including the launch of WorkWave Payments.

“I have been truly impressed by the talent of our employees and their passion to help our hardworking customers succeed in their highly diverse and highly competitive industries,” Giannetto said. “I could not be more proud to lead this group and appreciative for the trust that Marne Martin and Darren Roos have placed in me. As CEO of WorkWave, I am committed to empowering both our customers and our employees to reach their full potentials.”

In his role as CEO, Giannetto will utilize these customer relationships to continue to deliver powerful, forward-looking solutions that will drive the success of WorkWave customers, elevate WorkWave’s position in the service industry and propel WorkWave forward into its next stage of growth, according to the company.

Giannetto steps into the role following Marne Martin, who will now be fully dedicating her time to the IFS Service Management Business Unit and other key IFS initiatives.

Sarah Webb

About the Author:

Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's associate editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

Comments are currently closed.