TAG: Phill Sexton

New SIMA guidelines aim to help you use salt wisely

December 7, 2016By

With the release of sustainable salt use guidelines, SIMA aims to push the snow industry forward. Freshwater resources throughout North America are contaminated with chlorides as a result of salt use in winter management operations, experts say. With this information in mind, the Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) set out to establish recommendations to help industry members make wiser... read more

People on the Move: Guido, McClain, Lemcke

September 1, 2015By

Green industry veteran Judith Guido, chairwoman of consulting firm Guido & Associates, has expanded her role of adviser and advocate to Intelligro, an operating brand of Suncor, to help develop and launch Civitas Weedfree Brand Concentrate. The hybrid selective herbicide is designed to kill more than 60 broadleaf weeds. Ruppert Landscape promoted Eric Long to area manager of the company’s... read more

Narrow your focus

October 22, 2014By

The rule of focusing on no more than two goals at a time has guided me throughout my career. It’s helped me, and many other individuals and companies, achieve goals. I’m fortunate to have been influenced by many successful leaders and training programs in and out of the green industry. I’ve consistently been taught the discipline of narrowing the focus,... read more

Brickman/ValleyCrest: Culture clash?

May 29, 2014By

 A look at their cultures, what defines a national company mentality and TruGreen LandCare comparisons. As the two largest landscape companies work toward merging into one, the rest of the Green Industry is a split crowd sitting on the sidelines. Some spectators are biting their nails out of nervousness, while others have pulled up a seat, waiting to pick up... read more

SIMA offers ASM training program

December 30, 2013By

The Snow & Ice Management Association (SIMA) launched a comprehensive online training system, called the Advanced Snow Management (ASM) training program. In conjunction with the launch, SIMA also unveiled a new industry designation: the Advanced Snow Manager. “The ASM training program focuses on delivering better training, stronger people, and safer operations” said Phill Sexton, SIMA’s director of education and outreach.... read more