TAG: Tom Fochtman

PLANET AEF welcomes 4 new ambassadors

March 31, 2015By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named the newest ambassadors of the PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF). The ambassadors reached such a status by pledging $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. They include: •           Mike Hommel, Designs by Sundown, Englewood, Colo.; •           Tom Fochtman,... read more

PLANET AEF promotes landscape industry careers

July 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) expanded its mission statement and joined a public awareness campaign to attract people into a career in the landscape and lawn care industry. As part of the new mission, “to attract, inspire, and support the education and advancement of landscape professionals who create and manage healthy green spaces for the benefit of society,” PLANET... read more

PLANET AEF names newest ambassadors

June 13, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET), based in Herndon, Va., has named the newest PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) Ambassadors. Each of the ambassadors pledged $25,000 to the foundation, which awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities: Lifescape Colorado and the Hupf family, Denver; Marty Grunder, Miamisburg, Ohio; Schill... read more

2014/2015 PLANET AEF board of directors in place

May 8, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) named members of the 2014/2015 PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) board of directors. They are as follows. Officers: President—Tom Fochtman, Ceibass Venture Partners, Arvada, Colo.; VP—Miles Kuperus Jr., Farmside Landscape & Design, Sussex, N.J.; Immediate past president—Jim McCutcheon, HighGrove Partners, Austell, Ga.; and Secretary/treasurer—Mark Meister, John Deere, Cary, N.C. Directors at large: Ed Castro,... read more

4 companies become PLANET AEF platinum ambassadors

March 7, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) promoted four companies from the title of ambassador to platinum ambassador of the foundation. The companies rose to the rank by pledging an additional $25,000 to the foundation, bringing the total each has pledged to $50,000. The newest platinum ambassadors include: CNA Insurance, Eustis, Fla.; Go iLawn and The Rorie Family,... read more

PLANET AEF inducts new ambassadors

February 26, 2014By

The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) welcomed new companies as PLANET Academic Excellence Foundation (PLANET AEF) ambassadors due to their pledging $25,000 to the foundation. PLANET AEF awards scholarships to students enrolled in landscape contracting and/or horticulture programs at two-year or four-year colleges and universities. The new ambassadors include: James River Grounds Management in Glen Allen, Va.; Jeffrey Scott and Corine... read more