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.
Within five years, David Werning had his passport stamped at least fifty times in Japan, twenty-five times throughout Europe, and twenty times in Latin America, traveling as director of International Operations for John Deere’s Construction Equipment Division.
In 1979, when Chuck and Terry
Barebo purchased Otterbine Aerators in Emmaus, Pennsylvania,
the company was losing money. However, they had a goal in mind.
They wanted to create a company that might one day become a family
From model and actor to successful businessman, Steve Sandalis is living his dream. Born in Queens, New York, the Sandalis family moved to Long Island when Steve was just a boy. Sandalis remembers vividly the stream running through the property his parents bought in Commack
As with many corporate
executives, Roger Mongeon,
a chemical engineer
who worked for Union Carbide,
found himself being
transferred around the
provinces of Canada. His
children were growing up,
and moving from city to city,
changing schools frequently,
was getting a bit trying.
SOME PEOPLE CLIMB THE LADDER
of success by moving from one
firm to another, each move taking
them a little higher up the corporate
ladder. Others are one-company
people, hitching their star to the
success of a particular company.
Brandon Meadows is a fine example
of a one-company man.
Back in 1925, E.J. Smith founded one of the country's first golf course distributorships representing The Toro Company. He knew that if he followed four basic principles, he would be successful in his new business.
When Roy Mullet moved
his family to Hesston,
Kansas, in 1958, his thought
was to live in an area with
warmer winters than the cold
climate of Montana. In order to
support his family, he took a job
with Hesston Industries. Hesston
was a metal fabricator making
cabs for agricultural combines
and tractors; small metal fabricators
were common throughout
When Stuart Sperber was about ten years old, his father and brother started a company called Valley Crest Landscape Nurseries in North Hollywood, California. While growing up, as you can guess, the talk around the dinner table was always about trees and landscaping. Sperber was immersed in it.