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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
Sales Manager
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
Sales Representative
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."

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
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."

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Brent Amann
Sales Representative
262.475.8263
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Experience

"I have 26+ years in the green industry. I have been a golf course superintendent, landscape maintenance foreman and territory sales rep."

Professional Affiliations

"I am a current member of the National Sports Turf Managers Association (STMA) and the Wisconsin Chapter of STMA."

Education

Degree in Turfgrass Management from Michigan State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I truly enjoy the personal connection that I develop with my customers and being a resource to solving their problems."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS offers the ability to be the COMPLETE consumer resource in the industry. Whether it be products, knowledge or services, ATS is there for you."

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

"Taking an unplayable sports field and turning it into a safe, quality surface that everyone is excited to play on."

What's your best turf tip?

"Never mow your athletic fields higher than 2 1/2 inches."

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

Brian French
Sales Representative
614.425.2418
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Experience

"My experience spans several areas of the green industry. I spent 10 years as an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent . I’ve also worked as a Turf Irrigation Specialist for Lifestyle Communities and an Area Manager for Brickman Facility Solutions.”

Professional Affiliations

Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Education

Bachelor of Business Administration, Business Management, Ohio University
Certificate of Distinction, Golf Course Management, The Ohio State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“I love a well-manicured piece of land!”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“My position as a demo rep! Also, the people and best product lines available!”

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

“Making their job more efficient, productive, and ultimately, EASIER!”

What's your best turf tip?

“Keep it simple!”

Brian Winka
Director of Sports Turf Sales
636.459.6389
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Experience

"I have over 20 years of experience in the green industry. I started my career working in golf and was an Assistant Superintendent before spending 13 years managing the largest athletic facility in the greater St. Louis area."

Professional Affiliations

STMA- I am currently the committee chair for the Certification committee and have given multiple presentations at the national STMA conference.
Gateway Chapter of STMA - I served as President of our local chapter for 9 years and was the Secretary for 1 year prior to that.
Missouri Green Industry Conference - Past President and Board member

Education

Bachelors of Science, Agronomy from Missouri State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I have always loved sports and, like most people, my dreams of being a pro athlete faded out long ago. Being able to work with athletic field managers keeps me connected and in the game. I enjoy passing along the tricks of the trade that I learned along the way."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"It all starts with having the right people in place to be able to give the customer the best level of service. I know that ATS has the right people to help solve any issue a customer may be dealing with."

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

"Helping a baseball association improve their skinned infield. The field had multiple issues and was frequently rained out. Doing a soil test to determine the proper infield mix for them was crucial to help with the rainouts and playability of the field. The other part of the problem was just a lack of understanding of some of the methods used to help maintain a baseball infield. By recommending the right products based on testing for their site and spending the extra time training staff on those products, I know I was able to give that facility a long-term solution and correct their issue the first time."

What's your best turf tip?

"Walk your fields daily. You would be surprised at how much more you notice by walking than you do riding in a cart."

Bridget Bergey
Facility Manager - Columbus, Ohio
866.998.8873
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Experience

I specialize in ornamentals: trees, shrubs and flowers.

Britney Riggs
Social Media and Content Manager
317.842.1088
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Brock Phipps
Brock Phipps
Sales Representative
417.861.2181
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Experience

"I had 25 Years as Head Groundskeeper in Minor Baseball. I spent the last 18 years at Hammons Field with the Springfield Cardinals and the Missouri State Bears as Director of Field Operations."

Professional Affiliations

STMA
Ozarks SportsTurf Managers Association - President

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Always liked that WOW factor in well managed fields and the pride that goes into making a great playing surface."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Hoping to make those 1 on 1 relations with the customers who might get overlooked and to retain those customers with our wide range of products that can be used in the Sports Turf industry."

What's your best turf tip?

"KEEP THE BLADE SHARP."

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Bryan Worman
Transportation Specialist
317.827.7990
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Chad Miller
Sales Representative
260.602.1104
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Experience

"I have 25 years of golf course management experience, including 11 as superintendent. I have also participated in multiple renovations and tournament preparations."

Professional Affiliations

Member GCSAA
Member Hoosier GCSAA Former Vice President

Education

I have a Bachelor's of Turf Science degree."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I enjoy solving problems, accomplishing goals and working with others to do the same."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS has incredible people providing unparalleled service to go along with a great product line."

What's your best turf tip?

"Keep it simple, take great care of the soil and be consistent."

Chris Cannon
Director of Supply Chain
317.842.1088
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Chris Fondren
Chris Fondren
Sales Representative
615.920.2181
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Experience

Grounds Crew @ Mississippi State University '04-'07
Internship: Miami Marlins/St Louis Cardinals Spring Training Facilities in Jupiter Fl Also the home of the Jupiter Hammerheads and Palm Beach Cardinals Summer of 2005
Internship: Valhalla Golf Club Summer 2006
Assistant Grounds Keeper Georgia Tech Athletic Facilities 2007-2009
Warners Athletic Construction 2009-2010
Dickens Turf and Landscape Supply 2012-2019

Professional Affiliations

Sports Turf Managers Association
Tennessee Turfgrass Association

Education

"I have an associate's degree of science from Columbia State Community College and a bachelor's degree in agronomy from Mississippis State University."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"As a former Turf Manager and a high school and college athlete, I appreciate the time and effort it takes to create safe, aesthetically pleasing playing surfaces."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"We have a wide array of products and knowledge, coupled with outstanding customer service."

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

"The thing I am most proud of is assisting people in transforming an area from an unmanaged turf location into an excellent playing surface."

What's your best turf tip?

"Proper fertility programs and cultural practices are extremely important, but one of the most overlooked practices that is also just as important is mowing. Consistent and proper mowing can make a huge difference in turf."

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