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Phil Burkart - The Toro Company

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What separates some people and makes them stand out from the crowd? In a business environment, if you're in a highly technical field, it can help to have a PhD in an area of specialization.    More
Saturday, October 21, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN


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How does a young man go from being a potato farmer on a kibbutz in Israel to the head of one of the largest water filtration companies in the world?    More
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 ROBIN WESTMILLER

Rex Dixon

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Imagine being in Lake Tahoe for a distributor meeting, hoping the usual boring meetings will be cut short so you can take your wife sightseeing. Suddenly the room darkens, a video appears depicting your managers and Rex Dixon, riding into town on horseback, looking like the opening scene of "Bonanza." Your eyes widen as the scene becomes live -- Dixon, riding his horse, is galloping on stage to open the meeting.   More
Monday, April 21, 2008


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RICHARD ANGELO was the oldest of nine children. As was customary, the kids did chores around the house. When Angelo reached the age of 12, his chore was to mow the lawn, trim the shrubs and keep the landscaping neat at the family’s home in Los Angeles, California.    More
Saturday, December 18, 2010 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Richard Doesburg


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My goal is to stay out of the way, says Richard Rick Doesburg, CCLP, the incoming 2002 president of the Associated Landscape Contractors of America (ALCA).    More
Monday, April 21, 2008

Rick & Randy Girard - Girard Environmental Services

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One of the fastest growing privately held companies in the landscape industry, Girard Environmental Services in Orlando, Florida, generates more than eighteen million dollars in annual revenue.   More
Sunday, January 1, 2006 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Rick Henninger

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Rick Henninger is a turnaround specialist. A business veteran at 63, he loves to find companies that are on the decline but still full of potential. He’s worked his magic with companies in the arenas of telecommunications, defense support, and hazardous waste disposal.   More
Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Rick Olson

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There's an old adage, “Keep your shoulder to the wheel and your nose to the grindstone,” and you’ll get someplace. That, in a nutshell, is Rick Olson. A tireless worker, he has developed some core values that won’t be compromised.    More
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Robert Drucker

GPM Lawn Sprinkler and Lighting Supplies

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Robert Drucker started at 16 installing sprinkler systems out of his truck. Now age 48, Drucker owns three irrigation supply stores, an irrigation company...    More
Thursday, January 1, 2004 BERT GREENE

Robert von Bernuth

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ROBERT VON BERNUTH IS no stranger to the Irrigation Association (IA) or the irrigation industry; he’s been around the industry in some way or another for many years.   More
Thursday, August 18, 2011 DENNE GOLDSTEIN