Aquatrols – the world’s largest manufacturer of soil surfactants and related technologies, unveiled plans to extend their conservation efforts beyond the company with a new non-profit organization. Introduced at the 2019 Golf Industry Show, The FairWays Foundation will help fund local and global projects, as well as educational events, that advance conservation and stewardship efforts within the turf industry.
First presented at the BIGGA Turf Management Exhibition in the U.K. and subsequently at GIS in San Diego, the foundation has been well received on both sides of the Atlantic. Key speakers at the events encouraged industry professionals to get involved in a number of ways, including submitting project funding applications, becoming a committee member, or contributing to the funding of the foundation – either directly or indirectly through the purchase of Aquatrols products.
Aquatrols President and CEO, Matthew Foster, also spoke at the events regarding how Aquatrols plans to put its conservation first mindset into action by pledging to commit a percentage of their revenue to help fund the foundation.
“Taking care of the environment shouldn’t be up to someone else,” Foster said. “And I believe Aquatrols can take a leadership position in making a difference in a way that goes beyond a conversation.”
The Foundation expects to begin accepting formal submissions for grants by the end of 2019. Those interested in the foundation can visit thefairwaysfoundation.com for ongoing updates about the foundation.
Casey McDonald Named Technology Development Manager at Aquatrols
Aquatrols is pleased to announce Casey McDonald as the company’s Technology Development Manager. McDonald comes to Aquatrols from Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, where he gained over 20 years of experience in a variety of R&D positions within the corporation.
In his role at Aquatrols, McDonald will assist with the continuous research and development of new and existing products, as well as perform a multitude of other functions within the business’s R&D department. McDonald is the newest addition to the company’s renewed Research and Development team, led by Aquatrols R&D Director, Darryl Ramoutar.
“Casey’s extensive experience speaks to his passion for the industry,” says Darryl. “His deep knowledge of product development, project management, turfgrass science and global partnerships will enhance our mission of providing innovative and efficacious solutions to our customers.”
Popular Aquatrols products include Zipline, Revolution, Dispatch, Aqueduct and a suite of complementary surfactants essential to golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, landscapers, farmers and other growers. Each solution helps optimize soil-water-plant interactions in various agronomic conditions.