Advanced Turf Solutions welcomed James Bergdoll, CSFM, to its sales team. Bergdoll has a wide range of industry experience, including leadership as board member and past president of the Sports Field Management Association (SFMA). For the past seven and a half years, Bergdoll served as the director of park maintenance for the City of Chattanooga in Tennessee.
Bergdoll grew up in Madison, Indiana, where he gained his first industry experience on the athletic fields at Hanover College. Bergdoll attended Purdue University, working on the athletic fields and golf courses there while earning his bachelor’s degree in turfgrass science. He went on to earn his master’s in sports and recreation administration from Western Kentucky University.
One of Bergdoll’s proudest accomplishments is overseeing the construction of the Elizabethtown Sports Park in Kentucky. His other notable experiences include working for the Indianapolis Indians, Baltimore Orioles Spring Training and National Polo Center in Florida.
“We’re honored to welcome James to the ATS family,” said Brian Winka, vice president of sports turf at Advanced Turf Solutions. “He’s someone many of us have gotten to know through our industry involvement over the years, so we’re excited to work with him more closely now.” Bergdoll is based in Tennessee, where he will serve customers out of the ATS facility in Nashville. With vast experience in athletic fields and parks management, Bergdoll will be a valuable addition to the growing ATS network in the South.