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Chris Chockley

Chris Chockley is new landscape architect with Lehman & Lehman Inc., landscape architects and planners. Chockley has a bachelor's degree of landscape architecture from Iowa State University and has worked for the past eight years in Boulder, Colo. and San Diego, Calif.

Dirk Lohan

Dirk Lohan, FAIA, resigns from Lohan Caprile Goettsch Architects. The 70-person, Chicago-based firm will continue to be led by Joseph Caprile, AIA, and James Goettsch, FAIA, the firm's co-presidents since 2002, and will continue to provide clients worldwide with architecture, interior design and planning services under its present name.

John Ogden

John Ogden is the company president of Progressive Design Playgrounds, a designer and manufacturer of commercial children's play structures and recreation site furnishings based in Oceanside, Calif. Progressive Design Playground's clients include park and recreation departments, cities, school districts, PTA groups, private schools and government agencies.

Robert J. Megquier

Parks veteran Robert J. Megquier, ASLA, is new director of land preservation with CorLands, a Chicago-based conservation group. Megquier takes his new post after a 30-year tenure at the Chicago Park District, where he was director of planning and development. Megquier receives the Kathy Osterman Award for superior public service in the category of Outstanding Executive Employee. He also receives a Distinguished Landscape Architecture Alumni award from Purdue University.

Rich Hallick is vice president with EDSA, an internationally renowned, full-service planning, landscape architectural, urban design and graphic design firm headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC) presents awards to the following recipients: Art Hanson, a former teacher and administrator for the Los Angeles Unified School District for 34 years, receives the 2004 Bert Kallman Educator Award. This honor is awarded annually to an individual who is community-oriented and encourages participation of students in civic projects and school programs for the benefit of everyone. Anton Kofranek, a professor emeritus at the University of California, Davis since 1987, receives the 2004 Research Award for research work of specific benefit to the nursery industry. Kofranek has been involved in the nursery and floriculture industries for 50 years. Don Knipp receives the 2004 CCN Pro Jack Wick Award for dedicating special service to the California Certified Nursery Professionals (CCN Pro) program and promoting its goals in garden centers, retail nurseries and in the industry.

Brent Shacklett

Kevin Fulton

Industry veteran Brent Shacklett is the Florida district trainer for Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. Shacklett will oversee Vista's new series of training seminars in Florida entitled "Light Your Way To More Profits." Kevin Fulton joins Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting as district sales manager for Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Fulton has worked in the lighting business for more than 10 years and was recently the Northwest regional sales manager for Unique Lighting Systems of Escondido, Calif.

Stan Clements

Ruppert Nurseries announces its 2004 award-winners: Stan Clements, controller, receives the Achievement Award; Oswaldo Reyes, field manager, and Oscar Morales, field manager, receive the Impact Award; and crewmen Carlos Rivas and Jose Cruz receive the Crewman of the Year Award. Angela Howes is promoted from administrative assistant to purchaser at Ruppert Nurseries' Maryland landscape installation branch. Chris Davitt is appointed to the board of advisers of the Capital Contractors' Consortium, which was developed by the construction division of Bethesda-based Cornerstone Financial Partners.

Rex Lamb is the recipient of the 2004 Supplier of the Year Award, presented by The California Association of Nurseries and Garden Centers (CANGC). This honor is awarded annually to a salesperson who maintains professional standards and renders service that is extraordinary and beneficial to nursery customers. Lamb has been a territory manger for Kellogg Garden Products for seven years.

Landscape Forms, Inc., Mich., announces Eric Swanson as new business development representative in corporate accounts. Swanson has a B.S. in marketing from the University of Wisconsin. Lavie Golenberg is the first product designer to be added to Landscape Forms' special team and will assume the computer aided design responsibilities. Golenberg has a B.S. in product design engineering from Michigan State University.

Lori Asman, sales service representative at Landscape Forms since 1997, accepts a sales position as an exclusive Landscape Forms representative at Gap Architectural Products in Florida. Gap's product offerings include Landscape Forms, Dura Art Stone and UltraGlas; and Sharon Snow is a new sales representative who will serve the company's customers and potential clients in Ohio and Kentucky.

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