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John Reitman

By John Reitman

News and people briefs


Syngenta expands social media footprint 

Syngenta has launched a new Facebook page to provide additional turf management resources for golf course superintendents, sports turf managers and lawncare operators.

The interactive platform is designed to provide more social content and supplement Syngenta’s Twitter page. It includes expert advice on disease and pest control, as well as product information, testimonials and videos, and news items such as the TurfNet Superintendent of the Year Award and the Ladies Leading Turf event at this year’s Golf Industry Show. 

It also includes features on personalities like groundskeeper extraordinaire George Toma, who has helped with field prep for every Super Bowl since the inaugural game in 1967 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

Aquatrols adds to sales team

As a result of a recent strategic agreement between Aquatrols and Redox Turf, Aquatrols has expanded its sales team with former Redox employees, Daniel McCann and Barry Bennett. 

In their previous roles, McCann and Bennet both served as Manufacturing Representatives for Redox. 

They will join the sales team as territory managers and will help the company promote the new, expanded Aquatrols and Redox lines. “

Customers can contact McCann at DMcCann@aquatrols.com and Benett at BBennett@aquatrols.com.

Rain Bird taps Lawson for sales manager post

Jeff Lawson recently was named national sales manager for the Rain Bird golf division. 

He will be responsible for leading Rain Bird’s sales and distribution teams in the U.S. and Canada with the ultimate goal of driving golf product and pump station sales.
Most recently, Lawson served as Rain Bird Golf’s western regional sales manager. During that time, he built relationships with distributors and strengthened his sales team. 

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