People on the Move: K-Rain names new director of operations; Gothic Landscape promotes 2; Advanced Turf Solutions selects new CEO

January 30, 2019 -  By
Adrian Toribio headshot (Photo: K-Rain Manufacturing)

Adrian Toribio. (Photo: K-Rain Manufacturing)

Adrian Toribio assumed the position of director of operations and quality for K-Rain.

“Adrian’s ability to take our engineering technology and implement policies and procedures that benefit our supply chain is amazing,” said Chip Kah, president of K-Rain. “In his expanded role, he’ll be able to now provide his leadership to our growing operations across the globe.”

Formerly, Toribio held positions within K-Rain and its subsidiaries. He brings knowledge of engineered components, commodities and procurement needs to the table, the company said. In the new position, Toribio will actively oversee the supply chain of K-Rain intelligent flow technology irrigation products throughout the U.S. and around the world.

“What I’ve always loved about my job is being able to focus on process improvement and educating others about increasing effectiveness and efficiency,” Toribio said. “It’s rewarding to be a part of a company that values and supports new ways to gain productivity and quality.”

Darrin Shannon has been promoted to California regional construction manager of Gothic Landscape’s construction division, and Tony Sayegh has been promoted to regional manager for the Northern and Southern California Regions of the maintenance division.

Shannon began his career at Gothic in 2001 following his graduation from California Polytechnic State University—San Luis Obispo with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business with a focus on marketing. In his new position, Shannon will have responsibility for the construction division’s branches in Riverside/Orange County/San Diego, Los Angeles/Ventura and Northern California.

Sayegh joined Gothic in 2010 in business development and transitioned to operations as both an account manager and, most recently, as branch manager of the Santa Clarita Valley Branch of the Maintenance Division. Sayegh is a 2004 graduate of California State University and was the recipient of the 2018 Michael Georgio Award for exceptional service and execution.

Advanced Turf Solutions promoted Victor Garcia to CEO.

Co-founder, Alex Cannon, has stepped down from his role as CEO but will continue to serve as chairman of the board of directors. Scott Brame, former Vice President, has been promoted to president.

“I am honored to have served as the CEO of Advanced Turf Solutions,” said Alex Cannon. “I am proud of the success we have achieved as an independent and employee-owned company, and I am exceptionally proud of the service we continue to provide to the golf, lawn and landscape, and sports turf markets. After spending 43 years in the turf industry, I feel it is the right time to step back and make room for new leadership. The board and I are confident that Vic is the right leader for our future.”

Garcia has been an integral part of the leadership team since the beginning. He previously served as the company’s vice president and become president in 2013. He has also served as president of United Turf Alliance.

Brame is a 30-year turf industry veteran with roots as a second-generation golf course superintendent.

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