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Diane Noecker

Sales and marketing director of the landscape and turf division at Netafim


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Noecker grew up in the Northeast. Born in New York City, she was a year old when her family moved to Weston, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. After completing high school...   More
 
Monday, January 16, 2012

DICK & DOUG TEGTMEIER


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If you’re in the lawn mower business, you’ve probably heard of Tegtmeier, one of the most respected names in the business, and rightly so. Both Dick and his son Doug Tegtmeier learned the lawn mower manufacturing business from the ground up.    More
 
Thursday, October 18, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dina Dwyer-Owens


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D is for dynamo, and Dina Dwyer-Owens is that and more. as chairwoman and CEO of The Dwyer Group, she is more than just another pretty face. She is a passionate, emotional individual with excellent business skills who is driven to succeed, and the record shows it.   More
 
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Don Caroleo


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When he was just eight years old, Don Caroleo would go to his father’s wholesale nursery every day after school, and on Saturdays and Sundays. It’s hard to believe that the now 27-year-old has been in the wholesale landscape and nursery business for almost 20 years. “My dad wanted to make sure that I understood the value of money. He taught me to keep a level head,” said Caroleo.   More
 
Friday, December 9, 2011

DOUG BENNETT


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AS A TEENAGER, DOUG BENNETT recalls, “I was very good at finding ways to get by doing as little as I could.” So how does a guy like this end up being a recognized leader, gaining national attention for developing programs to conserve water? Here is the path Bennett took to become the conservation manager for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.    More
 
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Dr. John Thomson - Vitamin Institute


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If you've attended industry conventions, chances are you've met Dr. John Thomson. You likely saw him faithfully manning his booth, always available to discuss his favorite subjects: plant health, vitamins and SUPERthrive...   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008 Patricia Fletcher

DR. ROGER WEBB


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Dr. Roger Webb weaves a fascinating tale of how he went from university professor to businessman. Growing up, he touched a lot of bases along the way to arrive at his chosen career.   More
 
Sunday, November 18, 2007 DENNE GOLDSTEIN

Drew & Matthew Thomas


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As a young kid, Drew Thomas followed his father around the northeast region of Indiana. His father was playing industrial baseball and Drew was the bat boy. Thomas’ father had played professional baseball with the St. Louis Browns in the late 1930s and early ’40s until he joined the Army in World War II.   More
 
Thursday, December 13, 2012

Edwin J. Hunter (A remembrance)

Hunter Industries


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For almost half a century Ed Hunter had a major impact on the irrigation industry. He passed on in January of this year and we miss him. His contributions will stand as a monument to his ingenuity.   More
 
Monday, April 21, 2008

Eric Bescoby


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"I sometimes think I’ve accomplished as much as I can because I’m a mechanical engineer who can talk,” jokes Eric Bescoby, 57, CEO of IPS Corporation in Gardena, California. His unusual path to the leadership of IPS wound through the cheese, irrigation, lighting, and grocery businesses   More
 
Friday, June 15, 2012