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Ed Clevenger
Counter Manager
317.694.0443
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Experience

"I have worked in the turf industry, in a variety of capacities."

Professional Affiliations

Former Board Member - IPLLA
Former Board Member - MRTF

Education

BS Finance, Ball State University, 1984

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Helping customers find different ways to grow their business."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"We provide exceptional customer service from knowledgeable employees."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"I’ve always enjoyed helping customers find different ways to grow their business."

Eric Denoyer
Sales Representative
231.645.2933
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Experience

"26+ years in sales to the golf market."

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Turf Foundation, distributor member.
Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association, past board member

Education

Numerous classes through Michigan State University pertaining to professional turf.

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Getting out to see my customers and helping them solve a problem they are having. Also, the relationships I have developed over the years."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Unsurpassed customer service before and after the sale."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"Green speed. At a nine-hole private club, the super was having issues keeping and maintaining his green speed through the day. He had never considered a plant growth regulator, so I introduced him to ArmorTech PGR 113. He now applies it every two to three weeks and is extremely happy and maintains his green speed into mid-afternoon."

What's your best turf tip?

"Don't over water."

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Eric O’Hare
Sales Representative
573.270.5016
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Experience

"I have 14 years of experience in the industry."

Professional Affiliations

Quad State Turfgrass Association
Midsouth Turfgrass Council
STMA
MoTOC

Education

Bachelor's of Science in Turfgrass/Ag business.

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"My desire to be the best at what I love to do."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Me :)"

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"I solve problems every day for my customers. They know when the season gets rough, I'm right there along with them for the ride. I am always up for the challenge."

What's your best turf tip?

"Don't always look for easy! Put the work in and the turf will reward you."

Eric Suryk
Eric Suryk
Sales Representative
309.339.7484
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Experience

"Over a span of 12 years, I worked on 4 golf courses. I have also worked in ag sales for 2 years."

Professional Affiliations

Central Illinois Golf Course Association - Vendor
Northwestern Illinois Golf Course Association - Vendor

Education

"I have an associate degree in plant and soil science with a specialty in turf from Southwestern Illinois College."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Being outdoors every day and seeing different situations in my region makes me passionate about what I do."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS offers a high level of service and unique products."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"A customer claimed that his yard was browning out in odd places around his yard. Turns out it was late in the season and the nimblewill in his yard had gone dormant. Next season he overseeded and killed the nimblewill."

What's your best turf tip?

"More often than not, a simple solution can cure a problem with the turf rather than over-analyzing the situation."

Evan Buckley
Sales Representative
317.698.0933
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Experience

“10+ years experience ranging from professional baseball, K-12, and parks superintendent.”

Professional Affiliations

Sports Turf Managers Association - Scholarship Committee
Indiana Sports Turf Managers Association - Board Member
Midwest Regional Turf Foundation
Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association
Indiana Parks and Recreation Association
Indiana Association of School Business Officials

Education

Bachelors Degree, Agronomy (Turf Science), Purdue University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“My customers. They trust I'll provide them safe, playable athletic surfaces at every level of competition. ”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“ATS provides products and customer service that help our clients excel, while being efficient with time, financially responsible, and environmentally friendly.”

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

“Baseball/softball infields being unplayable do to previous infield mixes being inferior.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Attention to details will set your operation apart from the others.”

Ginny Smith
Sales Representative
317.502.1671
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Experience

“I have worked in the green industry for 43 years. I worked on golf courses the first 13 and was a superintendent for 3 of those years. The past 30 years, I have worked as a sales territory manager in turf product distribution.”

Professional Affiliations

Indiana Chapter of GCSAA Member 1987 - Present
Indiana Chapter of GCSAA Board of Directors 2009 - 2012
Midwest Regional Turf Foundation Member 2002 - Present
Recipient, Midwest Regional Turf Foundation Award of Achievement 2011

Education

Bachelor of Science, Agronomy (Turf Management), Purdue University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“Making certain that my customers are successful.”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“Exemplary service and a wealth of knowledge with a remarkable staff of employees that have unequaled experience in the green industry.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Keep it simple, more is not always better.”

Greg Hogan
Sale Representative
816.665.0325
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Experience

Sports Field Manager in a variety of areas including: cities, schools, NCAA, professional football and baseball.

Professional Affiliations

National SFMA
MoKan SFMA, 2019 Missouri At-Large Board Member
2020 President Elect, 2021 & 2022 President

Education

Bachelor of Science in Turfgrass Management from the University of Missouri

What makes you passionate about what you do?

I love sports, and have lots of great memories on fields. By helping Sports Field Managers achieve success, I get to play a small part in making memories for young athletes today.

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

The knowledge and service in our company are second to none.

What's your best turf tip?

Attention to detail, be proactive, and try new things.

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Greg Pavlovcic
Sales Representative
614.905.8383
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Experience

"I have 30+ years in the green industry."

Education

THE Ohio State University for Horticulture

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Working with customers to deliver superior turf and ornamental programs that deliver against their business needs and within budget."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"We offer more than just selling products. We help businesses grow by offering cutting-edge technologies, writing programs, building budgets, and superior service."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"Working with customers to deliver a great program that works within their pricing programs and budget."

What's your best turf tip?

"Aeration is one of the best things you can do for your turf."

Harry Helsel
Sales Representative
513.617.8022
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Experience

"I have 21 years the Golf Course Maintenance. From 1990-1995 I was the Asst. Superintendent at Losantiville CC. From 1995-1997 I was the Golf Course Superintendent at Lindale Golf Club. From there I moved on to Legendary Run Golf Club to be the Construction / Grow-In Superintendent. In 2001 I made the move to Advanced Turf Solutions."

Professional Affiliations

Greater Cincinnati Golf Course Superintendents Association
USGA Member

Education

Golf Turf Management Program, Rutgers University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I go to work at 5am and get home at 5pm, and never once have I not wanted to go to work. I enjoy solving problems with customer's turf and being involved with their total maintenance program."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"A true understanding of the golf/turf business. We understand the difficulties they face and are willing to help them through the tough economic times."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"Clover in 1/2" Bentgrass fairways. For the last 6-8 years I have had customers using a herbicide that can be mixed with their chemical applications. This saves them time and money by making only one application."

What's your best turf tip?

"Keep it simple - everyone thinks too far into a problem or a solution. Always revert back to good agronomic decisions. We're not building watches here, we're just growing grass."

Jamie Mehringer
Senior Executive Advisor
317.359.1195
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Experience

“I worked for 10 years at Victory Field, which is the AAA affiliate of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and spend 5 years of my time there as the Head Groundskeeper. For the past 9 years, I have been the President of J&D Turf, a sports turf company supplying services to athletic fields at all levels.”

Professional Affiliations

Sports Turf Managers Association
Indiana Sports Turf Managers Association
Ohio Sports Turf Managers Association

Education

Bachelor of Science, Sports Management, Marian University
Associate Degree, Turfgrass Science, Purdue University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“Striving to create safe and playable playing surfaces for athletes of all ages and abilities.”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“The Midwest’s only consultation, construction, renovation and distribution business.”

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

“Eliminating infield mix erosion through softening the grade and installation of additional sod.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Work hard, play hard, and be nice to people!”

Jason Bennett
Sales Representative
330.416.0908
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Experience

"Eight and a half years as a golf course superintendent. Three and a half years as an assistant golf course superintendent. Over eighteen years of experience on golf courses."

Professional Affiliations

4-year term as a board member of Northern Ohio Golf Course Superintendent Association

Education

Bachelor of Science Turfgrass Science, The Ohio State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

Golf has always been my passion and I enjoy working with clients to provide a quality playing surface!

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

The whole package: experience, quality products, and unmatched customer service.

What's your best turf tip?

Trust your instincts, but there is no such thing as a bad question when you are unsure!

Jason Paulus
Sales Representative
574.340.1142
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Experience

"I have 7 years worth of application experience for turf and ornamental and I have been in turf and ornamental sales since 1997."

Professional Affiliations

IPCAA

Education

Associate of Science Horticulture, Vincennes University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I really like to solve turf issues and help my customers grow their business."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS offers better service, better delivery, and experienced, knowledgeable sales reps."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"I had a customer having a problem with Douglas Fir trees. I helped him diagnose the problem (needle cast) and a course of action to treat the problem."

What's your best turf tip?

"Keep your mower blades sharp."

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Jason Renfrow
Sales Representative
502.432.4426
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Experience

"I have 24 years of experience in the golf & turf industry."

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Kentuckiana Golf Course Superintendents Association

Education

"I have an Associate Degree in Applied Science from Jefferson Community and Technical College."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I love the outdoors."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS offers industry standard-setting service and exceptional product support."

What's your best turf tip?

"Be consistent with your turf care practices."

Jeff Brooks
Sales Representative
412.667.0511
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Experience

"I have spent 28 years in the green industry, with 22 of those years in lawn care and athletics sales and customer service.”

Education

Bachelor of Science, Horticulture, Penn State

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“I enjoy helping people grow their business and teaching them how to maintain landscapes, turf and athletic fields.”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“Exceptional service.”

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

“Using the proper products to maintain safe playing surfaces on athletic fields.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Aerate and topdress your fields to maintain a quality surface.”

Jeff
Jeff Leuzinger
Sales Representative
815.213.2858
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Experience

"I have experience in golf course management, landscape management, distributor & sales representative expertise."

Professional Affiliations

GCSAA
Local chapters in Wisconsin and Illinois

Education

University of Illinois, B.S. Ornamental Horticulture

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Finding new solutions to problems."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS offers products, such as Healthy Grow granular organic fertilizer and Foliar-Pak, as well as delightful service that makes a difference."

Describe [a] customer problem(s) you are proud of solving:

"I love to solve a nagging turf or soil problem. It feels so good to never have to deal with that perennial complaint again."

What's your best turf tip?

"Don't be afraid to ask your friends for help."

Jeff Olsen
Sales Manager
314.280.3416
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