STAFF DIRECTORY: Officers Sales Corporate Operations
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Aaron Bucci
Aaron Bucci
Sales Manager
330.559.3230
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Experience

"Twenty years in the Green Industry with experience in sales, distribution, and lawn care operation."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I appreciate when my customers contact me when in need of advice or my opinion. I truly enjoy helping people and feel fortunate to work for a company that shares this passion."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"One of our core values at ATS is our commitment to customer service. Our entire organization shares this unwavering focus."

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

"Something that makes me proud is when I feel like I have become a partner in my customer's business."

What's your best turf tip?

"I think recognizing the potential of each individual stand of turf is the key to your success."

Alex Cannon
Alex Cannon
Chief Executive Officer
317.842.1088
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Experience

"I was a golf course superintendent for two years and have been in the turf distribution business since 1977."

Professional Affiliations

GCSA
RISE
United Turf Alliance

Education

BS Business Administration, Franklin College

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"By spraying at low rates preventatively, you won't spend any more money than spraying curatively and you will not incur the damage you were trying to avoid."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Showing customers how to develop agronomic programs that are comprehensive, but simple to implement."

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

"A comprehensive, high level of service in both technical support and logistics."

What's your best turf tip?

"Helping my customers be successful in the turf industry."

Alex Denman
Alex Denman
Warehouse Manager - Northern Columbus
740.201.1018
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Ali Rust
Ali Rust
Credit Specialist
317.842.1088
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Andrea Lawson
Andrea Lawson
Accounts Payable
317.842.1088
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Andrew Heller
Andrew Heller
Warehouse Manager - Nashville Area
615.724.6045
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Andrew Palmer
Andrew Palmer
Warehouse Manager - Columbia, Missouri
573.355.1764
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Andy Yeaman
Andy Yeaman
Sales Representative
630.639.0132
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Experience

"I have experience with 10 yrs in grounds care management and 7 yrs sports field management."

Professional Affiliations

STMA local and National member

Education

Agriculture

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I love sports and my job and I like to succeed and help others and solve problems."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Professional and knowledgeable reps, who are passionate. ATS also has the best products."

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

"Non-performing sports turf."

What's your best turf tip?

"Treat it like it's the front of your house! Be on it and know whats going on."

Ben Hutton
Ben Hutton
Sales Representative
615.426.4984
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Experience

“I’ve worked for 3 years on a golf course as an Assistant Superintendent and spend 5 years in sales.”

Professional Affiliations

Tennessee Valley Sports Turf Managers Association
Tennessee Turfgrass Association

Education

Bachelor of Science, Turfgrass Management, Mississippi State University

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“ATS offers quality products with superior service, knowledge, and dependability.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Calibrate your spreaders and sprayers.”

Bill Worely
Bill Worley
Sales Representative
317.374.9985
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Experience

"I have 20 years of experience in all aspects of the lawn and landscape industry. Indiana State Forestry Department (1976-1978). Lawn and landscape maintenance and service industry (1979-1997). Turf and ornamental sales rep and consultant (1998-Present)."

Professional Affiliations

Sports Turf Managers Association
Indiana Sports Turf Managers Association
Past President (2007) of the Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association

Education

Associate of Applied Science, Forestry and Conservation Law, Vincennes University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“Working in a fascinating, ever-changing industry and helping my customer base in selecting the products that best fit their needs to be successful makes me passionate.”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“Education. We offer our customers great educational programs and a very educated and informative sales staff.”

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

“I truly enjoy traveling with my clients to their customer's homes or properties and diagnosing turf or ornamental problems on that property and discussing solutions with that home or property owner.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Turf density is your best combatant against broadleaf weeds and annual grasses.”

Bob Freske
Bob Freske
Sales Representative
574.220.5241
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Experience

"I worked at a lawn and garden store providing customer service and product knowledge, for a lawn care operator, and have been in direct sales to golf, lawn care, and athletic fields since 1986."

Professional Affiliations

Michigan GCSA
Hoosier GCSA

Education

Bachelor of Science, Horticulture Business Management, Purdue University
Associates of Science, Horticulture, Ferris State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"The opportunity to help the friends I have made over the years in this industry be successful at their jobs."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Service and product mix as well as ownership for sales reps."

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

"I help solve problems as they come up."

What's your best turf tip?

"Don't sweat the small stuff, keep it simple."

Brad Emerick
Brad Emerick
Sales Representatove
260.668.0187
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Experience

"Thirty-six years in the turfgrass industry; Crew Member, Assistant Superintendent, Golf Course Superintendent, Irrigation Project Manager, Irrigation Project Manager, Project Manager for a home builder."

Professional Affiliations

Past President - New Mexico GCSAA
Past President - Southwest Turfgrass Association
GCSAA

Education

Bachelor of Science, Turf Grass Management, Michigan State University
Certified Golf Course Superintendent

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"My true love of the outdoors and helping other turf professionals to work with our environment."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"A level of service unequaled in our area. We have a vast knowledge base in our company and a professional knowledge is unequaled in the industry. There is no question we can not solve or answer."

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

"Putting green management (specifically annual Bluegrass control) and the overall turfgrass health to maximize effect of any necessary plant health inputs."

What's your best turf tip?

"Record keeping and using photo's (a picture's worth 1000 words). Too many of us overlook this simple tool."

ATS Sales Representative Brad Fry
Brad Fry
Sales Representative
269-308-9652
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Experience

"I have 23 years of experience working on golf courses, from building to managing, as a crew member, Assistant Superintendent, and Golf Course Superintendent."

Professional Affiliations

GCSAA
MiGCSA

Education

Bachelor's Degree Turfgrass Science, Purdue University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I thoroughly enjoy sharing experiences and learning about experiences as it relates to golf course management."

Brad Nevitt
Brad Nevitt
Sales Manager
502.689.8720
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Experience

"I have 6 years of golf course experience, with 3 as assistant superintendent. I also have 8 years of sales experience."

Professional Affiliations

Board Member (2009-2011) - KIGCSA
BGCSA
Board Member (2008-2011) - KTC
KYSTMA

Education

BS Golf Course Management, Western Kentucky University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"The relationships I have built with my customers really makes me enjoy what I do, along with being able to help them solve everyday issues."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS offers superior service, knowledge, and dependability."

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

"One problem I am proud of solving was diagnosing the difference between bill bug damage vs. grub damage."

What's your best turf tip?

"Green side up."

Braxston Miller
Braxston Miller
Warehouse Manager - Louisville, Kentucky Area
888.781.9453
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Brian Ciotti
Brian Ciotti
Sales Representative
513.340.2983
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Experience

"I've been in the industry since 1989. I was a golf course superintendent from 1995 until 2011 throughout Ohio. I have sales experience in golf and sports turf equipment in Southwest Ohio and I've been involved in Senior and LPGA tournament prep."

Professional Affiliations

GCGCSA
MVGCSA

Education

A.A.S from Horry Georgetown

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