People on the Move: Bayer appoints new head of U.S. T&O business; LandCare hires 2 branch managers; Earthway Products names new president and WorkWave hires 2

May 2, 2018 -  By

Will MacMurdo

Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, appointed Will MacMurdo to head of the U.S. Turf and Ornamentals business. In this role, MacMurdo will lead strategic planning and commercial operations for the Turf and Ornamentals business, advancing the goal of providing industry-leading solutions and trusted agronomic advice to fuel success for customers in the golf course management, lawn and landscape and production ornamentals markets.

“We are thrilled to welcome Will into this new leadership role on our Turf and Ornamentals business,” said Mark Schneid, head of Environmental Science North America. “Having led many parts of our Environmental Science business around the world, Will brings a perfect combination of deep knowledge of the green industry, a thorough understanding of the customers we serve and the seasoned people and business management skills to lead our team in exceeding expectations.”

MacMurdo was most recently director of Environmental Science Canada. With Bayer, he has also held leadership roles with Environmental Science in Australia, France and Canada. Prior to Bayer, MacMurdo held key leadership roles with Aventis and Rhône-Poulenc Canada. MacMurdo holds a Bachelor of Science from Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture.

LandCare promoted Jeremy (Beau) Saucedo to branch manager in the company’s Portland Arbor branch. Saucedo began his career in the green industry after graduating trade school, where he learned how to become an arborist. He eventually became a Certified Arborist and has gained more than 15 years of experience in the field.

“Beau has shown exceptional leadership over the past year, and his passion for arboriculture makes him the perfect candidate to lead our tree team in Portland,” said Karen Wilkinson, regional vice president of the Northwest. Beau joined LandCare in 2015 as an account manager, quickly becoming a leader in his branch.

LandCare also hired Chris Randall as branch manager in the company’s Wilmington, N.C., branch.

Randall has deep roots in the green industry, having grown up working on his family’s farm. He went on to earn associate degrees in agriculture and turf from North Carolina State University and is an NALP Certified Landscape Manager. He brings more than 30 years of experience in commercial and residential landscaping to the team.

“We are excited to have Chris join the Wilmington team,” said Justin Martin, Midsouth regional vice president. “His spirited, outgoing personality and track record of success in leading teams over a span of three decades will greatly benefit our Wilmington business and region as a whole.”

John Marshall has been named president & CEO for Earthway Products. Marshall comes to Earthway with experience in operations, product development, strategic business development, sales and customer support from the agriculture, control systems and commercial vehicle industries.

Most recently, he held senior-level positions in the areas of sales, marketing, operations, engineering and customer support for Chore-Time Brock, Spartan Motors and Case New Holland.

In other company news, Lon Mast will assume the role of executive vice president and CFO.

WorkWave added Michael and Philip St. Jacques as agency principals to lead and drive forward WorkWave’s ContactUs digital marketing agency.

With a combined 50-plus years of experience, the addition of the St. Jacques team to WorkWave will enhance ContactUs’ full spectrum of digital capabilities, adding marketing strategy, branding and campaign services to advanced SEO, digital advertising, SEM, design, social and reporting/analytics capabilities.

“The addition of Michael and Philip St. Jacques reinforces WorkWave’s relentless focus on building a comprehensive end-to-end software and services solution that enables field service, franchise and logistics companies to grow revenue, improve efficiency and satisfy customers at each and every touchpoint,” said Chris Sullens, CEO of WorkWave. “ContactUs will now have the enhanced expertise it needs to provide its clients with a powerful and unprecedented level of strategic advice, industry knowledge and full-spectrum digital marketing campaign support.”

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