Landscaping people: Takeuchi-US names regional managers

Mark BarndollarMark Barndollar

Compact equipment manufacturer Takeuchi-US recently announced two key appointments involving its Northeastern and Western regional operations.

Mark Barndollar has joined the company as Northeast regional business manager. Within his territory, Barndollar will be responsible for managing dealer relationships, developing new and existing markets, assisting with inventories, and directing sales planning and promotions.

A resident of Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, Barndollar has 20 years of sales experience.

Takeuchi-US says the addition of the Northeast regional business manager position is part of a restructuring process resulting from higher volume, market share and growth in the dealer network.

Todd FrancisTodd Francis

In its Western region, meanwhile, Takeuchi has appointed Todd Francis to the position of regional business manager. New to the company, Francis brings more than 20 years of experience in construction equipment and related businesses to the post.

Like Barndollar, Francis’ principal responsibilities in his territory include managing dealer relationships, developing new and existing markets, assisting with inventories and directing sales planning and program promotions.

Currently residing in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Francis will be relocating to a more central area of the company’s Western region soon.

Kim Robinson, Takeuchi-US director of sales, noted that Francis’ experience includes a stint as general sales manager for a dealership, “which will translate into him working very well with our dealers.”

Massey Services promotes 3 managers

Massey Services, an Orlando, Florida-based pest prevention company providing residential and commercial landscape and irrigation services along with traditional pest-control and termite protection, recently announced the appointment of three regional managers.

Tony DiBerardinoTony DiBerardino

The company said Tony DiBerardino has been promoted to the position of Midwest Florida regional manager. Most recently, DiBerardino served as general manager of Massey’s GreenUP West Orange Service Center, which experienced double-digit growth for five consecutive years under his direction.

He joined Massey Services in 1994 as a sales inspector and has served in numerous management roles since that time. DiBerardino was one of the youngest division managers in the company’s history.

“Under Tony’s leadership, our GreenUP West Orange service center has grown 87 percent, making it one of the largest service centers in our organization,” said Tony Massey, the company’s president.

As Midwest Florida regional manager, DiBerardino will be responsible for Massey’s service centers in Kissimmee, Lakeland and Winter Haven.

Don FisherDon Fisher

In the company’s West Florida region, Don Fisher has been promoted to the position of regional manager. Fisher has more than 25 years of management experience and most recently served as general manager of Massey Services’ Clearwater Service Center. The center experienced double-digit increases in sales and revenue during each of the five years Fisher was in charge.

Fisher was honored as “General Manager of the Year” by Massey Services in 2015.

A native of Griffith, Indiana, Fisher will oversee service centers in Tampa, New Tampa, Clearwater, Oldsmar and Palm Harbor.

And finally, Massey has promoted Greg Kopplow as its regional manager in Texas.

Greg KopplowGreg Kopplow

Since joining Massey Services in 2009, Kopplow has held the role of regional manager for service centers all along the West Coast of Florida, which experienced significant growth under his leadership.

Kopplow holds an MBA from Florida International University and has more than 25 years of management experience. He will be relocating from Florida to the Dallas.

In his new position, the Miami native will oversee the company’s service centers in Austin, Dallas, Houston and San Antonio, as well as in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Massey Services is the nation’s largest privately held, family-owned company in the pest prevention industry, employing approximately 1,870 people.

LandCare adds 2 key executives

LandCare, a commercial landscape management company, recently announced two executive appointments.

Chris FrankChris Frank

Chris Frank joins the company as vice president of human resources, while green-industry veteran Neil Carter has been named head of LandCare’s East Division.

Frank served previously as head of HR for San Diego-based Veridiam, a manufacturing company supplying the medical, nuclear and aerospace industries.

Among other duties, Frank will be responsible for ensuring LandCare’s 4,000-plus employees receive professional development and training opportunities.

Neil CarterNeil Carter

Carter, a former business owner and top executive for Brickman’s Midwest Division, served most recently as an independent consultant.

His experience includes construction, design, maintenance and snow management, as well as business strategy and acquisition integration.

With 50 branches in 20 states, LandCare is one of the nation’s largest commercial landscape management firms. The company’s services include design, installation, maintenance, renovation, irrigation and snow management.

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