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Chris Piske
Facility Manager- Lebanon, Indiana
317.306.8333
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Experience

"I have 25 years in the turf industry, including 13 years as an assistant and head golf course superintendent and 12 years as a distributor sales representative."

Professional Affiliations

2000-2001 President - IGCSA
Member - Hoosier GCSA
2014 President - Midwest Regional Turf Foundation

Education

Bachelor of Science, Agronomy (Turf Science), 1989

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I grew up in this business. My father was a golf course superintendent."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Good people, great service."

What's your best turf tip?

"Provide a balance of adequate fertility to promote plant health and proper cultural practices to provide the basis for success."

Chris Stoller
Assistant Facility Manager- Elkhart, Indiana
(574) 264-4500
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Christina Wright
Christina Wright
Director of Purchasing
317.842.1088
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Christine Able
Facility Manager - Florence, Kentucky
859.283.1172
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Craig Brooks
Craig Brooks
Sales Representative
317.842.1847
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Experience

"I have 20+ years in turf and ornamental spraying and landscape maintenance sales."

Education

B.S. Michigan State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I enjoy learning about new products and how they work, so I can better inform our customers of their product options."

What's your best turf tip?

"Water and fertilizer work every time!"

Craig Shepherd
Craig Shepherd
Sales Representative
563.213.1632
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Experience

"19 years of working with turf."

Professional Affiliations

MAGCS
ILSTMA

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Turf Science from the University of Illinois

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Each year weather dictates our new challenges."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"A diverse, different, and superb product line."

What's your best turf tip?

"Stay positive."

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Damian Snyder
Sales Representative
937.728.5571
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Dan Garling
Sales Manager
614.203.9758
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Experience

"Assistant Superintendent at North Shore CC in Glenview, IL (2000-2003). Turf and ornamental sales (2004 to present)."

Professional Affiliations

Ohio Turfgrass Foundation
Ohio Lawn Care Association

Education

Bachelor of Science, Agronomy, The Ohio State University
Master of Science, Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Working with a team around you that shares the same level of interest and dedication in the industry. From the top down, everyone at ATS has a background in the industry, and a pulse on current trends. That focus and interest creates a support structure that makes you enjoy coming to work everyday."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"I think our ability to service our customers in all facets sets us apart from our competitors. Our delivery capabilities, warehouse locations, and ability to service customers where they need us to be are certainly defining characteristics."

What's your best turf tip?

"Keep the big picture in perspective and don't over complicate the issue. At the end of the day, it's not a matter of life and death. And of course, stop watering in the evening!"

Dan Kaar
Dan Kaar
Purchasing
317.842.1088
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Dan Mauch
Facility Manager - Youngstown, Ohio
330.793.3775
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Dan Shemon
Sales Representative
248.640.4439
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Experience

15 yrs Golf Course Superintendent
29 yrs Turf and Ornamental Sales Rep

Professional Affiliations

Michigan Golf Course Superintendents Association
Michigan Turfgrass Foundation
Michigan Cemetery Association

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I love sitting down with a customer and designing programs and solving turf problems."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"A support staff like no other."

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

"Walking on to a golf course green or fairway with an obvious problem and being able to figure out the problem and make recommendations."

What's your best turf tip?

"Just because it's brown and doesn't look right, it's not always a disease problem!"

Dave Crawford
Facility Manager- Fishers, Indiana
(317) 842-1088
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Dave Pentelow
Dave Pentelow
Sales Representative
574-532-2647
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Experience

I worked for the same course for 27 years. For the last 21 years, I was an assistant superintendent doing all of the spraying and fertilizer apps.

Professional Affiliations

Michiana Golf Course Superintendent Association 2005-current
GCSAA 2010-current

What makes you passionate about what you do?

I love the golf industry as a whole from being a worker then working my way up to being an assistant.

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

Customer service is second to none and the vast knowledge that the company as a whole has to offer its customers.

Dave Winter
Sales Manager
614.876.7029
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Experience

"Golf course superintendent. Manager of the major lawn care company, The Scotts Co. Technical Representative for Simplot Partners. Sales representative and warehouse manager at Advanced Turf Solutions."

Professional Affiliations

Board Member - Ohio Lawn Care Association

Education

Bachelor of Science, Agriculture (Turf Specialty), The Ohio State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I always wanted to be a part of a company that has an overall higher integrity than anyone else in our industry and I believe ATS does."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS has the best people in all facets of our business."

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

"Developing a 'turf' program that makes a customer shine."

What's your best turf tip?

"Be a good listener and be open to change."

David Bash
Sales Representative
317.842.1847
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Experience

"Owned and operated a lawn care and landscape business for 10 years and still currently hold a 3B license."

Professional Affiliations

Indiana Professional Lawn and Landscape Association
Midwest Regional Turf Foundation

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I really enjoy the fact that every lawn is different and that there are always different problems to solve. The challenge of diagnosing an issue with a lawn really sparks my interest."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Our delivery fleet of trucks really sets us apart because we can get the product where it needs to be and do it in a timely fashion. Also, our ability to go out and help our customers on site really sets us apart."

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

"A home owner had been watering his lawn at night and as a result, grew a fungus. I found them the right product to fix the issue, and I got them on a more balanced and appropriate watering schedule."

What's your best turf tip?

"Do not water your lawn at night, its only detrimental to your lawn. Water early in the morning before the day gets hot. Make sure your mower blades are very sharp and be sure to aerate every fall."

Dawn Hess
Operations Administrative Assistant
317.842.1088
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