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Barbara Mulhern


The Associated Landscape Contractors of America, or ALCA, is proud to announce that Barbara Mulhern will serve as “safety specialist” for the group. Mulhern, who has 10 years of safety-related experience within the green industry, will write a new monthly member newsletter on safety and OSHA compliance.

The landscaping firm ValleyCrest has a new headquarters in Calabasas, Calif. Fittingly, the 80,000-square-foot, three-level office complex is located on a crest overlooking the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. ValleyCrest is one of the nation’s largest landscape and site construction companies.

Laurie Pryor has joined the ColeJenest & Stone as a site designer. Brian O'Haver has been promoted to manager of the 41-person firm’s Raleigh office. The North Carolina-based firm specializes in land planning, landscape architecture, civil engineering and urban design.






Jim Weller


Jim Weller is Arizona area manager for John Deere Landscapes and will supervise branch operations, sales, customer service and expansion in the state. The company has four Arizona locations: Apache Junction, Avondale, Phoenix and Surprise.






Kristine Lenz


Kristine Lenz is Green Industry Expo Sales and Marketing Manager for the Professional Lawn Care Association in Marietta, Ga. The trade show takes place this year from Nov. 4-6 in Charlotte, N.C.






Buzz Bertolero


Buzz Bertolero of Navlet’s Garden Centers in California is president-elect of the American Nursery and Landscape Association. Bertolero, an industry veteran, was one of the first 1,000 certified nurserymen in California.






Charles Lovelace


Charles Wayne Lovelace receives the 2004 ANLA Hall of Fame Award. Lovelace is vice president and general manager of Forrest Keeling Nursery in Missouri.

Three winners of the Low Voltage Lighting Institute of the Americas’ 2004 Awards of Distinction have been announced. They include Bill Peterson of Gillette, N.J., Frank DiMarco of Mount Albert, Ontario and Tom Williams of Troy, NY. The awards recognize outstanding professional accomplishment in the field.

Mark Fomby, John Bruno, Jim Kamiskas, Mark Bolt, Keith Funk and Jeff Staub are members of the newly-formed Lawn & Garden Marketing and Distribution Association Marketing Committee. Tom Feldman of BONIDE Products is chairing the committee.

Leo Shelton of JMC Landscape Co. in Excelsior, Mo. is the proud winner of a 2004 New Holland “Turf Special” tractor. Shelton purchased the winning $100 ticket for a drawing at this year’s Turfgrass Producers International Summer Convention and Field Days in Harrisburg, Penn. The drawing helped raise close to $37,000 that TPI will use for turfgrass research.

Gary Bailey joins irrigation-industry manufacturer Aquarius Brands Incorporated as vice president of sales and marketing. Bailey will be based at the company’s Ontario, Calif. headquarters.

Donn W. Sanford, who helped build the Mid-America Horticultural Trade Show into an annual Chicago event, died on Aug. 30. He was 64. Colleagues will remember Sanford’s work promoting the trade show industry, including his founding of EXPO magazine in 1989 and his contributions to TS/2, the “trade show about trade shows.”






Anabel Magana


Anabel Magana joins Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting as resource director. Magana will coordinate Vista’s participation in trade industry shows and will oversee the manufacturer’s human resources department.






J. Leo Lovato


Carson Industries, LLC, which makes a variety of landscape-related products, welcomes J. Leo Lovato as vice president of sales and marketing. Lovato moves from his former position at Toro Company in Riverside, Calif. to Carson Industries, which is based in La Verne, Calif.

Patrick McCurdy joins K-Rain Manufacturing Corporation as sales and marketing manager at the Florida-based maker of irrigation systems. K-Rain employs more than 200 workers and recently celebrated its 30th anniversary.






Jack Buzzard


Jack Buzzard, who spent 35 years developing markets for Rain Bird, has been named the recipient of the Irrigation Association’s 2004 Crawford Reid Memorial Award. The award recognizes achievement in promoting efficient irrigation techniques and is scheduled to be presented at the 25th International irrigation Show in Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 15.






William R. Pogue


Former Irrometer Co. president William R. Pogue has been named the recipient of the Irrigation Association’s 2004 Industry Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding work by an individual in the irrigation industry to promote the industry and its products. Pogue retired in 2003. He is scheduled to accept the award in Tampa, Fla. on Nov. 15.






Edward Norum


Edward M. Norum, the Center for Irrigation Technology’s first executive director, has been named 2004 Person of the Year by the Irrigation Association. Dr. Stuart Styles, director of the Irrigation Training and Research Center, also receives 2004 Person of the Year honors.

North American Green has been acquired by The Tensar Corporation of Atlanta, Ga. The company’s erosion control products will mesh well with Tensar’s line of geogrid and foundation systems, North American president Jim Niemeier says. North American Green will continue operations as an independent subsidiary based at its current headquarters in Evansville, Ind.



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