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Jim Hess
Jim Hess
Sales Representative
317.292.5026
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Experience

"I have twenty years of experience as a golf course superintendent."

Professional Affiliations

President of the Midwest Regional Turf Foundation
Member of the Indiana GCSA, Hoosier GCSA

Education

"I have a Turf Certificate from the University of Massachusetts."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I have loved mentoring assistants during my 20 years in the business and now I get to help a lot more people in my new position."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"I think ATS offers a level of practical experience that the competitors don't."

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

"I like helping with disease identification and also enjoy helping in general golf course maintenance issues."

What's your best turf tip?

"Use wetting agents after top dressing to eliminate dew, which will cause the mowers to pick up less sand and leave a cleaner surface."

Jim Stewart
Facility Manager - Monroeville, Pennsylvania
570.947.1847
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Experience

“5 years at Oakmont Country Club as a Superintendent and 6 years as an Assistant Superintendent at Bulter Country Club."

Professional Affiliations

Greater Pittsburgh Golf Course Superintendents Association
Golf Course Superintendents Association of America

Education

Rutgers Professional Golf Turf Management School Graduate

What makes you passionate about what you do?

“Having the opportunity to help superintendents bring out the best in their golf course.”

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

“ATS is customer-focused. The reps at ATS understand better then anyone that each golf course is examined on an individual basis, and diagnosed accordingly.”

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

“One of my customers had significant nematode damage, along with significant bacterial infections. Because chemical options are limited, we are learning how to manage and come up with solutions to these issues with limits.”

What's your best turf tip?

“Chemicals are a nice tool, but not always the answer. Implementing fundamental cultural practices and/or maintaining proper fertility levels can help just as effectively.”

Jim Stoller
Facility Manager- Elkhart, Indiana
574.849.5826
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Jim Tunney
Jim Tunney
Facility Manager - Farmington Hills, Michigan
517.445.5001
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Jimmy Trexler
Sales Representative
317.945.7022
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Experience

"Fourteen years at River Glen Country Club, 6 years as the superintendent. 7 years working for Advanced Turf Solutions."

Professional Affiliations

Indiana Golf Course Superintendent Association

Education

Short Course, IN/IL
Various classes and seminars

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I enjoy people! I enjoy helping and teaching people in all aspects."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Me! ATS is a family! We all care and take care of our family. You as one of our customers are our family."

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

"I experienced many floods working as a superintendent. That being said I have helped many courses with heavy water issues."

What's your best turf tip?

"Trust your instincts! You are correct most of the time."

Joby Morrow
Equipment Sales Manager
740.891.1105
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Experience

"Nineteen years in the green industry, 7 years as an assistant golf course superintendent, 3 years as a lawn care operator, and 8 years in turf and ornamental sales."

Professional Affiliations

Ohio Lawn Care Association
Ohio Turfgrass Foundation

Education

Bachelor of Science, Agronomy, (Turf Management) and Minor Plant Pathology, The Ohio State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I love to solve problems. This industry gives me unlimited opportunities every day to help people solve problems. I have also grown to appreciate the operational challenges our industry presents, and I enjoy the challenge of making our Hilliard warehouse more efficient."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"I really believe our staff and level of service is unmatched in our industry. Not only do we have a knowledgeable and experienced sales staff, but we have the finest support personnel and operations staff I have ever worked with."

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

"I have really enjoyed my relationship with the Babe Ruth field complex in Newark, Ohio. It has been fun helping the staff develop a program for their fields that fits within their limited budget and staff, but that helps maintain a great facility."

What's your best turf tip?

"1) Stick to the basics! People get into trouble when they over think what they're really trying to do. 2) Mow at the correct height. 3) Water at the appropriate times/ appropriate amounts and frequency. 4) Don't under estimate the benefits of timely cultivation practices. 5) Understand proper fertilization timing/amounts."

Joe Leimbach
Sales Representative
513.806.6435
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Experience

"I have 16 years experience in the green industry, including experience with the golf course, landscape, sales and distribution sides of the industry."

Education

B.S. in Agriculture (Turfgrass) from Morehead State University

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Smiles on customers faces from the service I provide them."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"Commitment to the turf industry."

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

"Being able to write a turf program that fits a customer's needs."

What's your best turf tip?

"Be willing to change."

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Joe Singles
Sales Representative
248.697.7182
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Experience

"I have 20 years experience as a golf course superintendent and 6 years in sales."

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Michigan Golf Course Superintendent Association Member of the Michigan Turfgrass Foundation

Education

Michigan State University, Turf management

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I enjoy helping people."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"They make sure the customer comes first!"

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

"A new customer was not happy with his course conditions. I put a program together for him. He told me that after switching to my program, his course never looked better!"

What's your best turf tip?

"Keep up with your cultural practices. Be proactive with your fertilizer and fungicide program, not reactive."

John Deichmann
Sales Representative
217.556.6010
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John Dixon
Sales Representative
816.210.0071
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Experience

"I have 32 years of experience in the golf industry, 20 of which have been in sales."

Professional Affiliations

Member of the Heart of America GCSA (served as Special Director and on various committees)
Member of the Kansas GCSA
Member of the Kansas Turf Foundation

Education

"I have a Bachelors of Arts from the University of Illinois and an Associate of Applied Science in Turf Management from Lewis & Clark."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"Seeing a product or program that I have recommended work well and help my customers do their jobs more effectively."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"A tremendous team from top to bottom that works very hard to make every customer happy."

What's your best turf tip?

"Proper rotation of the fungicides will always yield better results."

John Painter
Assistant Facility Manager- Cape Girardeau, Missouri
(573) 803-2900
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Josh Sumler
Facility Manager- Ashland, Virginia
(804) 800-6416
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Joshua Roberts
Multimedia Designer
317.842.1088
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Joshua Smith
Sales Representative
(346) 339-8553
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Experience

I have had 14 years of experience as an AIT/Assistant in the Industry and 2 years as a Superintendent. I have been a part of Agronomy Teams everywhere from the transition zone climate of Tulsa, OK to the Desert Southwest in Scottsdale, AZ, and along the Gulf Coast in Texas and Louisiana.

Professional Affiliations

I've been a member of the GCSAA continuously since 2007, As well as the South Texas GCSA, and Lone Star GCSA.

Education

Texas State Technical College-Waco, Associates of Applied Science-Golf Course and Landscape Management

What makes you passionate about what you do?

I like the jack of all trades, occasional master of some (or the majority) nature of being an Assistant or Golf Course Superintendent. Taking ownership and pride for the grounds you and your team manage. There is no finer feeling than getting the course to peak conditioning and having the team bringing their A-game to get it done. The positive feedback of the golfers who enjoyed the product you put out for them through their entire round. I would love to help provide the tools, and agronomic inputs to superintendents to help them be successful and present their best product within their budgetary means. Nothing would give me more satisfaction.

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

ATS offers a wealth of knowledge and know how from many people who's passion is the green industry as a whole. As a company we are fully invested in the success of all our team members. I feel that this includes our customers. I feel that what we bring to the table increases the abilities of our customers to be successful.

What's your best turf tip?

Do your job to the best of you and your teams ability. There's not really anymore you could do or should do everyday. Also, remember to take time for yourself, your family, and friends. The course will always be there, but the relationships and quality time are most important.

Justin Thiry
Creative Manager
317.842.1088
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Kevin Breuker
Sales Representative
248.924.6905
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Experience

"I have 10 years of experience as a private club assistant superintendent in Michigan, 8 years of experience in green industry product distribution, and 5 years of experience as outside sales representative."

Professional Affiliations

MiSTMA Board Member
MHSBCAA Member
MHSSCA Member
MTF Member
MGIA Member

Education

"I have a Bachelor's of Science in Golf Course Management."

What makes you passionate about what you do?

"I love meeting with clients, listening to them describe the areas they want to improve, and then drafting a plan to resolve those issues. It allows me to be out in the field, using my knowledge and experience to help others."

What does ATS offer that your competitors don't?

"ATS is focused on serving the customer with solutions that are competitively priced and delivered to their door. This is accomplished through with a small company feel but with large company resources."

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

"Through an onsite consultation and soil test, I was able to fix an unstable, unsafe athletic field surface and provide a firm, consistent, stable surface within budget requirements. The results were a field the community is proud of and a team that plays better and enjoys playing the game more."

What's your best turf tip?

"Go with your gut. Rarely is it wrong."

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