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o Monty Bayer has accepted the role of U.S. marketing director for Dow AgroSciences and will manage the marketing specialists for the U.S. crops, specialty and turf & ornamental businesses. A 16-year veteran of the company, Bayer has served as regional commercial unit (RCU) leader for Japan and Korea since 2003. He is a native of Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and holds degrees from the University of Alberta and Queens University.

Monty Bayer

o James Young will assume the position of president of Spring-Green Lawn Care. Tom Hofer, current president and CEO, will assume the title of executive vice president and continue serving as Spring-Green Lawn Care's CEO.

o BioSafe Systems recently announced Kerrin Petrowsky as their new sanitation sales representative. Kerrin will promote BioSafe Systems sanitation products to the restoration & remediation, animal health, food processing, and industrial water treatment markets. His focus will be to increase product awareness for SaniDate Disinfectant, MicroBlue Emulsifier/Surfactant, and GreenCleanPRO Granular Algaecide. Kerrin holds a biology degree from Syracuse University and has over four years of lab experience as well as five years technical sales experience.

Kerrin Petrowsky

o Stay Green Inc. has recently promoted Butch Everett to the position of vice president of tree care sales and operations. Everett previously served as Tree Care Sales and Supervisor from the time he joined SGI in 2002, and has over 25 years of landscape industry experience. Under Everett's skilled supervision, the SGI Tree Care Department has grown dramatically. In 2002, the year Everett came on board, SGI was doing about $300,000 to $400,000 in annual tree care business. Today, the SGI Tree Care Department is doing about $3 million in business per year, and rising.

Butch Everett

o Dr. John A.A. Thomson, president of the Vitamin Institute was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lawn and Garden Marketing and Distribution Association presented Thomson with the award at their Summit conference in Phoenix. Thomson is best-known for inventing SuperthriveTM multiple vitamins-hormones.

John Thomson

o Hortica, insurance specialists for the horticultural industry, is pleased to announce two new members of its 2006 board of directors: John A. Baisch, president of Baisch & Skinner Wholesale Florists; and Thomas B. Kearney, chief marketing officer of Insight Catastrophe Solutions. The new appointees will replace retiring board members Thomas D. Doak and John S. Guenther. Baisch, president of St. Louis-based Baisch & Skinner Wholesale Florists, is a member of the Society of American Florists and the Wholesale Florists & Floral Suppliers of America. He holds a bachelor's degree in horticulture from the University of Missouri and an associate's degree in farm operations from the University of Iowa. Kearney, chief marketing officer of Insight Catastrophe Solutions, is the first Hortica board member from an insurance background rather than a horticultural background. Kearney has more than 25 years experience in the insurance industry.


o Savio Engineering, Inc. has appointed Rob Kashauer as director of research development and manufacturing. Kashauer, who was born and raised in New Jersey, earned his bachelor's degree in manufacturing and engineering in California, and his master's degree in materials engineering in Florida. In the research and development field of electronics for over 20 years, Rob has successfully set up two manufacturing facilities in the Far East, and one in the United States.

Rob Kashauer

o Dwight Hochstein recently retired from Hydrel, an Acuity Brands Company. Hochstein was responsible for the engineering, manufacturing and sales of Hydrel architectural products which includes landscape lighting, underwater lighting, and outdoor lighting. During his career, he was instrumental in the lighting of many world-famous monuments and projects including Hoover Dam; Wrigley Building, Chicago; Disneyland (Paris and Tokyo); and the Forbidden City in China.

Dwight Hochstein

o Kevin Flynn will assume the position of president of the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America(IESNA) on July 1. Flynn succeeds Alan Lewis. Prior to becoming president of IESNA, Flynn served the society in a variety of positions including president of the St. Louis Section, regional vice president for the Midwest Region, and also served on the IESNA board of directors.

Kevin Flynn

o Onset Computer Corporation, a leading supplier of battery-powered data loggers and weather stations, has appointed Jack Sample as president. Sample brings more than 28 years of sales, marketing, and operations management experience to Onset, having most recently served as the company's director of sales and marketing. Prior to joining Onset in 2002, Mr. Sample spent 24 years with Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, where he held numerous management positions in the United States and Europe.

Jack Sample

o Tammy Johnson, CAE, executive director of the Snow & Ice Management Association has announced her plans to resign from the association effective July 30. Johnson recently elected to take advantage of an opportunity that presented itself in the private sector. She has served the association since early 1998.

Tammy Johnson

o Darrin Drollinger and Nick Yaksich of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) have been named to serve on federal-level Industry Trade Advisory Committees (ITACs) which are public-private partnerships designed to ensure industry input into U.S. trade policy negotiations. Drollinger is the vice president for technical and safety services for AEM an4d Yaksich is AEM's vice president for global public policy.

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