People on the Move: Bayer selects new head of Environmental Science NA; Otterbine Barebo selects new regional sales manager, Arborjet hires 2; and more from Heads Up and Truly Nolen Pest Control

October 5, 2017 -  By

Mark Schneid

Environmental Science, a business unit of the Crop Science division of Bayer, appointed Mark Schneid, former chief marketing officer of the Environmental Science business unit, to head of Environmental Science North America. In this new role, Schneid will be responsible for leading the business unit in the U.S. and Canada with a vision focused on the needs of customers in the markets it serves, including: turf & ornamentals, vegetation management, professional pest management and vector control.

Schneid has been at Bayer for 15 years, most recently he served as chief marketing officer for the Environmental Science business unit as well as global market manager for the turf & ornamentals segment. With 28 years of professional experience, Schneid has held various marketing, sales, and business development roles in consumer and professional businesses. Prior to Bayer, Schneid held positions with Monsanto, Chevron and Kimberly-Clark. He holds a bachelor’s in marketing from Siena College and a master’s in business administration from Syracuse University.

“Mark displays tremendous leadership within our organization, incredible passion for advancing our purpose of ‘science for a better life,’ and a tireless commitment to serve our people, our customers and the industries in which we operate,” said Gilles Galliou, head of Region Americas for Environmental Science. “We could not be more excited for Mark to be taking the helm of our Environmental Science business unit in North America, working to shape the future of our business and the markets we serve.”

Otterbine Barebo, a manufacturer of aerators and fountains in the pond and lake management industry, hired Michael Murphy as its new Midwest regional sales manager.

Murphy arrives at Otterbine with more than 25 years of experience in the turf industry and 10-plus years of experience with Otterbine products. He will be responsible for the sales and support of Otterbine’s distribution/service network in the Midwest, which consists of 12 states from Indiana to North Dakota.

Ruppert Landscape hired David Roles as branch manager in the company’s Frederick, Md., landscape management branch. Roles holds a degree in landscape management from the University of Maryland’s Institute of Applied Agriculture and is a Landscape Industry Certified technician and Maryland licensed pesticide applicator. He has more than 20 years of industry experience, having held positions including account manager, operations manager, supervisor and most recently as branch manager for other leading landscaping companies. As branch manager in Ruppert’s Frederick landscape management branch, he will be responsible for the overall welfare of the branch, including the safety and development of his team, strategic planning and budgeting, training and day-to-day operations.

“We are pleased to welcome Dave to the Ruppert team and look forward to seeing him apply his wealth of industry knowledge and management skills in his efforts to grow our Frederick branch,” said Doug Halsey, region vice president in the company’s landscape management division.

Heads Up Landscape Contractors Executive Vice President Eddie Padilla has been named a Diverse Leader by Albuquerque Business First. Executives were nominated by the public and then asked to submit applications. Applicants were evaluated on leadership, success, impact and community service.

“We’re thrilled that Eddie has been chosen for this award, as he has been an exceptional leader at Heads Up from the day he joined the company more than 16 years ago,” said Gary Mallory, CEO of Heads Up. “Eddie strives to create a culture of inclusiveness that places employees and their families first. He also helps the company place a high priority on community service, frequently coordinating the donation of materials and labor to beautify not-for-profit organizations’ landscapes, playgrounds and environments.”

Arborjet hired Kevin Brewer as its New England territory technical manager. In this role, Brewer will be responsible for identifying and securing new business in the New England territory and maintaining existing accounts with distributors, municipalities, landscape companies, arborists and universities. Prior to his role at Arborjet, Brewer worked as general manager at Kaiser Tree Preservation Co., managing plant health care and the diagnosis and prescription of treatment for trees and shrubs. He is a Certified Arborist and ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.

“Kevin’s passion for saving trees and extensive plant health care background will serve him well in his new role at Arborjet, and we are pleased to welcome him to our team,” said Russ Davis, president and COO of Arborjet. “We are confident he will help us to not only nurture our existing accounts, but to grow and expand our business in New England.”

In other Arborjet news, Bill Keogh has joined the company as production supervisor. In this role, he will be responsible for driving the continuous improvement of the company’s operations and shipping department, advising on best practices and helping to execute lean initiatives.

Truly Nolen Pest Control promoted Jay Greene to lawn quality assurance manager. His office will be based at the company’s East Coast operations headquarters in Orlando, Fla.

Greene has been with Truly Nolen since 2003 and was most recently the service office manager in Lake Mary, Fla. Prior to that, he spent five years in the finance industry as a revenue controller.

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Kelly Limpert

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