Country Clipper honors Boettcher Supply as top distributor

Pictured, from left, are Ian Gilworth, Country Clipper territory manager; Jay Eck and Galen Pahls, both of Boettcher Supply; Carl Shivvers, president of Country Clipper; and Blaine Fields, Country Clipper’s national sales manager.Pictured, from left, are Ian Gilworth, Country Clipper territory manager; Jay Eck and Galen Pahls, both of Boettcher Supply; Carl Shivvers, president of Country Clipper; and Blaine Fields, Country Clipper’s national sales manager.

Zero-turn-mower manufacturer Country Clipper recently recognized Boettcher Supply of Beloit, Kansas, as its 2015 Distributor of the Year. In addition to Kansas, Boettcher Supply serves dealers in Colorado, Nebraska and Missouri.

The award recognizes Boettcher for exceptional sales growth, new dealer development, dealer service and training, and excellence in meeting customer needs.

“We are excited to recognize and honor Boettcher Supply, which excels at meeting the needs of our customers,” said Blaine Fields, national sales manager at Country Clipper.

Boettcher Supply was founded in 1937 as an electrical equipment repair shop for local farmers. The company expanded into the small engine and outdoor power equipment industry in 1962. In the early ’90s, seeing a decline in its traditional markets, Boettcher Supply expanded into telecommunication systems. Today, the company distributes products in the electrical, plumbing, telecom, outdoor power equipment and small engine industries.

Country Clipper manufactures a complete line of mid-mount zero-turn mowers and accessories for lawn-care professionals and homeowners.


Mid-Atlantic Stihl names marketing manager

Genie McClainGenie McClain

Mid-Atlantic Stihl, a division of Stihl Inc., has hired Genie McClain as their new marketing manager. McClain, who specializes in brand management and marketing, brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales, merchandising and product management to the position.

She has worked previously for companies such as AT&T, YP, Miller Brewing, Gibson Guitar and Cunard Cruise Line. In addition to serving several multibillion-dollar companies, a Stihl news release says, she has a proven track record of helping companies drive profitability, brand awareness and product preference.

At Mid-Atlantic Stihl, McClain will be developing and implementing branch marketing activities and communications programs.


Takeuchi taps regional manager

Kent CantrellKent Cantrell

Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has hired Kent Cantrell as the company’s Northwest regional product manager. Cantrell will be responsible for equipment sales in the region, as well as product training for dealer sales staff, assisting with equipment demonstrations, interaction with end users and supporting efforts in retailing.

A resident of Phoenix, Cantrell brings nearly 15 years of experience in the construction equipment and related businesses to his new position. He has experience in both the sales and rental side of compact equipment.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kent to our team,” said Kim Robinson, director of sales, Takeuchi-US. “Kent has a very strong background in the compact equipment industry, along with plenty of experience with our product lines.”


Heads Up announces promotion

Eddie PadillaEddie Padilla

Heads Up Landscaping of Albuquerque, New Mexico, announced recently that Eddie Padilla has been promoted to executive vice president.

Padilla will continue to oversee sales, marketing, design and customer service and will assume oversight of personnel, recruitment and quality control for the company.

“It’s an honor to be given additional responsibilities,” says Padilla. “Heads Up is a great place because I make a difference every day, both in beautifying customer landscapes and properties and in helping the people who work here provide for their families. Heads Up has always supported its employees, including me, with great opportunities to advance and grow.”

Padilla graduated from the University of New Mexico’s Anderson School of Management in 1999 and has been with Heads Up Landscaping since 2001.

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