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Supplier Advisory Council Launched by PLANET

PLANET, the national trade association that represents more than 100,000 landscape industry professionals, has announced their new Supplier Advisory Council.

The Professional Landcare Network has announced the creation of a Supplier Advisory Council, which will provide guidance to the PLANET Board of Directors about important issues facing the landscape industry.

The Supplier Advisory Council is comprised of nine supplier members from diverse market segments of the industry. Council members are appointed by the PLANET president and serve a three-year term. The Supplier Advisory Council replaces the previous structure, which included a volunteer supplier committee.

The newly appointed Supplier Advisory Council members include:

  • Carol Dilger, Corporate Media Manager, Gravely
  • Peter Farno, U.S. Lawn & Landscape Business Manager, Bayer CropScience
  • Eric Gilbey, Landscape Industry Product Specialist, Nemetschek Vectorworks
  • Warren Gorowitz, Vice President - Sustainability and Conservation, Ewing Irrigation
  • Daniel Martin, Director of Marketing, Permaloc Corporation
  • Roger Phelps, Landscape Industry Certified, Promotional Communications Manger, STIHL, Inc.
  • Laurie Riggs, Lawn Care Market Manager, Syngenta
  • Gent Simmons, Director - Communications Business Development, Husqvarna
  • Ken Taylor, Landscape Industry Certified, General Sales Manager - Corporate Business Division, John Deere
"The structure of the new council, gives industry suppliers a very direct way to bring industry issues to the attention of PLANET's board of directors, and it will allow us to communicate more effectively with this important segment of our membership," said Glenn Jacobsen, Landscape Industry Certified, PLANET president. "Our supplier members understand the problems landscape companies face, and this enhanced partnership will help to bring new solutions to the industry."

The first meeting of the Supplier Advisory Council will take place at PLANET's executive-level conference, Great Escape.

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