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People on the Move: IFMA names Miller foundation chair; more from Ruppert, Takeuchi-US, Kawasaki, Spring-Green, Davey, Arborjet

July 6, 2016By

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Foundation named Kent Miller its foundation chair. Miller is the president of Caretaker Landscape & Tree Management. The 25-year-old foundation—which has an 18-person board and operates a $1 million budget—provides $150,000 in scholarships annually. It also runs an accreditation program with various colleges and works on initiatives, such as the Global Workforce Initiative, to promote facility management as a... read more

People on the Move: NALP selects tech adviser; LandCare adds two executives; and more

March 9, 2016By

The National Association of Landscape Professionals (NALP) selected Barry Troutman, Ph.D., as its new technical adviser. Troutman, a 38-year veteran of the industry, most recently served as director and vice president of technical services for ValleyCrest. Previously, he worked in technical and training capacities with Massey Services and ChemLawn. Troutman also worked with the Professional Lawn Care Association of America, an NALP legacy association. Heaviland Landscape Management in... read more

People on the Move: Spring-Green vp retires; Executive Landscaping hires vp

March 2, 2016By

Spring-Green Lawn Care Vice President Terry Bradford retired after 34 years with the company. He was also COO of the Spring-Green-owned Superior Lawns. Rich Helfrich, a nine-year veteran of Spring-Green, assumed Bradford’s positions. Bradford joined Spring-Green in 1981 as a franchise support representative, now known as a business consultant. Before becoming vice president, he served as branch manager in northeast Wisconsin. “My most memorable moments at Spring-Green are... read more

People on the Move: Swingle, Ruppert, Buyers, Landscape Ontario, Netafim, Davey

February 10, 2016By

Swingle Lawn, Tree & Landscape Care’s arborist Jeff Stimson has retired. Stimson started in the green industry in 1983. With experience in tree diagnostics, pruning, lawn care, landscape installation and design, he joined Swingle in 1990. He holds certifications with the International Society of Arboriculture and is an active member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists. “I’ve watched trees planted back in... read more

People on the Move: Sun Valley, Altoz, Bartlett, Takeuchi, Kawasaki

October 29, 2015By

Sun Valley Landscaping, based in Omaha, Neb., promoted Ashly Neneman to general manager. She previously served as director of business development and has been with the company for five years. Neneman will be in charge of managing all four divisions of the company and day-to-day operations. Altoz, a manufacturer of zero-turn mowers, hired Andy Enstrom as district sales manager. A 15-year veteran... read more

People on the Move: Dinn, DePriest, Moyer

August 27, 2015By

Bayer CropScience’s Environmental Science division added Jonathan Smith and Tom Dinn to its Vegetation Management (VM) business team. Smith will serve as new market development manager. In this role, he will be responsible for Bayer VM products across the range and pasture, forestry and industrial vegetation management markets. A 20-year member of the green industry, Smith most recently served as... read more