Turfgrass Producers International elects new officers

Turfgrass Producers International (TPI) has announced its 2016-17 officers and board of directors, effective July 1. The officers and new board members were elected during TPI’s Annual Business Meeting Feb. 23 at the association’s 2016 International Education Conference & Field Day in Houston, TX.

Linda Pittillo Bradley, co-owner of Turf Mountain Sod in Hendersonville, N.C., was elected President; Jimmy Fox, president of Evergreen Turf in Chandler, Ariz., was elected vice president, and Eric Heuver; president of Eagle Lake Professional Landscape Supply in Strathmore, Alberta, CANADA was elected secretary-treasurer.

Also elected to the TPI’s board were Tim Wollesen, president/owner of Sales Midwest, Inc. in Olathe, KS, and Mark Tribbett of JB Instant Lawn, Inc. in Silverton, OR.

Continuing their service on the TPI board are:

  • John Coombs, Sr. Coombs Sod Farms, LLC – U.S.A.
  • Hugh Dampney, ECO Turf  – ENGLAND
  • Steve Griffen, Saratoga Sod Farm, Inc. – U.S.A.
  • Randy Jasperson, Jasperson Sod Farm – U.S.A.
  • Hank Kerfoot, Modern Turf – U.S.A.
  • Will Nugent, (Past President) Bethel Farms – U.S.A.

TPI has more than 800 members in 40 countries comprised of turfgrass sod and seed producers, equipment manufacturers and suppliers and various individuals involved in education and/or turf-related research.