People on the Move: Dan Carrothers joins FMC; Doosan Bobcat North America president to retire; and more shakeups at Bayer and Ruppert Landscape

September 12, 2018 -  By
Dan Carrothers headshot | Photo provided by FMC

Dan Carrothers (Photo provided by FMC)

FMC Professional Solutions, a business unit of FMC Corp., named Dan Carrothers commercial director for North American Professional Solutions.

“Dan is a seasoned leader with a track record of success in the turf, ornamental and structural pest segments,” said Zack Zaki, director, FMC Global Specialty Solutions. “Dan brings deep expertise in growing business segments, launching new innovations and developing post-patent strategies in the specialty market.”

Carrothers is responsible for managing all commercial aspects of the business. His previous roles include managing the U.S. pest control business for BASF and leading the U.S. T&O business for Bayer.

“I have always had a lot of respect for FMC,” Carrothers said. “It’s an exciting time to be joining the organization.”

FMC Professional Solutions develops and markets insecticides, herbicides and fungicides for structural pest, turf and ornamental industries.

Rich Goldsbury, president of Doosan Bobcat North America, is retiring after 10 years leading the organization. Goldsbury’s last day with the company will be Nov. 30. Scott Park, president and CEO of Doosan Bobcat, will serve as interim president of Doosan Bobcat North America until a new leadership structure is established.

Goldsbury was appointed to the role of president in 2008 to help oversee Bobcat Co.’s transition from Ingersoll Rand to Doosan. He played a critical role in leading the company through the Great Recession and then spearheading the advancement and modernization of the company’s facilities, technologies and workforce through the design and construction of the Acceleration Center in Bismarck, N.D.; the renovation of company headquarters in West Fargo, N.D.; improvements to the Gwinner, N.D., manufacturing facility; and the introduction of new ways of collaborating within the organization.

“Rich’s contributions during his tenure as president have driven improved performance and innovation for the business in North America,” Park said. “I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rich for his dedication to the company and congratulate him on a distinguished career. We wish Rich and his wife, Cindy, all the best on his retirement and this next phase of life.”

Goldsbury will retire with more than 30 years of industry experience ranging across general management, marketing, operations, finance, engineering, mergers and acquisitions, aftermarket and product portfolio management.

Environmental Science, a business unit of Bayer Crop Science, added Todd Lowe to its Bayer Green Solutions Team.

As the Green Solutions Team Specialist for the Florida region, Lowe will provide technical support to local golf course superintendents and lawn and landscape customers.

Prior to his 18-year tenure as an agronomist at the United States Golf Association (USGA), Lowe was a graduate research assistant and technician at Clemson University, where he also received a master’s degree in horticulture. He has a Bachelor of Science in environmental horticulture from the University of Florida.

Ruppert Landscape added Josh Nichols as regional snow manager in the company’s landscape management division.

Nichols graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture before joining the green industry with Urban Environments, which was acquired by Brickman in 2004, in his hometown of Columbus, Ohio. He has worked at Brickman—now Brightview—for the past sixteen years, during which he spent five years as a branch manager and the last six years as regional snow manager with oversight of $60 million in annual snow revenue. In his new role, Nichols will be overseeing more than a dozen Ruppert locations in the Mid-Atlantic region.

“The addition of this new position will help ensure that we remain well positioned to continue providing reliable, first-rate snow removal services to our customers,” said Tom Barry, president of the landscape management division. “In this position, Josh will focus on applying his vast experience and knowledge of an evolving industry to strengthen Ruppert’s snow business and, with that strength, protect and grow our landscaping business.”

In other Ruppert Landscape news, the company promoted Collin Fadrowski and Ryan Rote to the position of branch manager in the company’s landscape management division.

Fadrowski will oversee operations in the Camp Hill, Pa., branch. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Susquehanna University and has more than nine years of industry experience, having spent five years with the Brickman Group as a crewman, supervisor and operations manager before joining Ruppert four years ago. He started as a senior field manager in the Baltimore branch and was shortly thereafter promoted to area manager.

“Collin has built strong teams throughout the years as an area manager and has a strong will to succeed,” Barry said. “We knew we had the right fit when we presented this opportunity to Collin, and he is eager to hit the ground running in this new position.”

Rote will oversee operations in the Charlotte, N.C., branch. He studied landscape design at the University of Delaware, during which time he interned with Ruppert. Upon graduation, he officially joined the company as a field manager in the Laytonsville, Md., branch. He was soon promoted to area manager and has since also spent time as an enhancement manager.

“We appreciate the loyalty that Ryan has shown the company and the energy that he puts into making Ruppert a quality service provider,” Barry said. “This, along with his ability to motivate and engage his team, will help him be successful in growing the Charlotte branch and developing his people.”

As branch managers, Fadrowski and Rote will be responsible for the overall welfare of their branches, including the safety and development of the team, strategic planning and budgeting, training and day-to-day operations.

Kelly Limpert

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