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Todd Mohr


Todd Mohr has joined Aqua Engineering, Inc., a Fort Collins, Colorado provider of water engineering services, as project manager.

Dallas based TechScape has been recognized with the Decade Award by the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA). The company has also earned 35 national safety awards for its safety awareness and performance.






Heinrich Fischer





Michele Swetesichr


Heinrich Fischer has been appointed president of the Low Voltage Lighting Industry Association (LVLIA). Other appointments include Michele Swetesich as vice president, Ande VandeHey as treasurer, and Duane Koehler, of Accent Landscape Lighting, Inc. in Beaver Lake, Nebr., as a new board member.






Dennis McKernan


Dennis McKernan has been selected to lead the IA's education program as education director. McKernan is an award-winning instructor, teaching at Olds College in Olds, Alberta, Canada since 1986, specializing in turfgrass and irrigation management.

Duke Realty Corp., Indianapolis, Ind., is the 2003 recipient of the prestigious Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA) Landscape Contribution Award, which honors major corporations, municipalities and developers who create landscape awareness by their dedication to achieving high standards of landscaping through the use of professional landscape contractors.






Todd Cochran


Todd Cochran, CGM, assistant county park superintendent of Bergen County Department of Parks in Hackensack, NJ, is the new president of the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). Cochran succeeds Milton "Dusty" Hallman, CGM, of the Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, Fla., as the chief elected officer of the 92-year-old green industry org.

Gardeners' Guild of San Rafael, a California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) member, received the 2003 Golden Spire Outstanding Business of the Year award from Marin County. The award recognizes "a business that makes a significant economic contribution to the county's economic vitality and is exemplary in demonstrating corporate responsibility in terms of environmental sensitivity, a progressive work environment, and generosity in giving back to the community."






Art Campbell


In one of his last actions as 2002-03 Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) president, Art Campbell, president of Campbell Sod, Rossville, KS, received the "first-ever" (TPI) Presidential Leadership Award, which recognizes a member who has demonstrated exemplary dedication and performance in a leadership role.






Bill Astifan


Bill Astifan joins Haverford College, in Haverford, PA, as arboretum manager. Astifan graduated from the State University of New York at Syracuse with a B.S. in environmental studies and landscape architecture.

Michael Read has been named vice president of HDR, a Portland, Oregon architectural, engineering, planning and consulting firm.






Jeff Cox





David Manning





Claudia Malone


Kirkland, Washington, Triad Associates, a land development, consulting firm, promoted Mitch Evans to project surveyor and Zane Nall to survey field manager. Jeff Cox has been promoted to vice president Cox was formerly director of landscape architecture and site design. Katherine Hilde has come on board as a Landscape Designer. David Manning is their new marketing manager and Claudia Malone is their new human resources manager.

Michael Vanatta is new international sales director and Stacie Zinn is new marketing director for Environmental Turf.

Redmond, Washington based Remote Control Technology has appointed Cindy Gladner as irrigation sales account executive.

BioCrossroads and Dow AgroSciences LLC just announced that Dr. Ronald L. Meeusen has just become a "loaned executive" to BioCrossroads. Meeusen's role will focus on developing collaborations between Indiana's research universities, government and private industry while establishing dedicated life sciences capital investments from public and private sources, particularly in agbiotech and health. Dow AgroSciences has also appointed Beth Whitehouse as sales specialist for turf and ornamental accounts in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and the western half of Indiana. She replaces Robert Stewart, Jr. who now works with the company's crops group.

DuPont acquired Griffin Corp.'s interest in Griffin LLC, which produces pest and weed management products including fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, plant growth regulators and aquatics. DuPont becomes the sole owner.



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