People: Schiller Grounds Care appoints new regional sales manager

Schiller Grounds Care Inc., a manufacturer of lawn and garden power equipment and the parent company of Bob-Cat and Ryan, recently named Dylan Rewoldt to its regional sales management team.

Dylan RewoldtDylan Rewoldt

Rewoldt will work with equipment distributors and dealers to supply them with products from the Bob-Cat and Ryan brands.

Most recently, Rewoldt worked for a global power equipment company in the OEM sales department. He is based in the Chicago area and will be working with distributors and dealers in the field in his new position.

Rewoldt earned his bachelor’s degree in telecommunications and advertising at Indiana University.

Schiller Grounds Care’s products include zero-turn, stand-on and walk-behind mowers, multiuse tractors and attachments, sod cutters, tillers, aerators, lawn vacuums, turf overseeders and brush cutters, among other equipment. In addition to Bob-Cat and Ryan, its products are sold under the Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis and Steiner brands.

Ruppert Landscape adds 3 in North Carolina

Ruppert Landscape announced recently the addition of three employees – Jason Geyer, Caleb Kaliebe and Perrye Smith – at the company’s North Carolina landscape construction branch.

Jason GeyerJason Geyer

Geyer, a resident of Wake Forest, joins Ruppert as a project manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in construction management from Bowling Green State University and has more than 25 years of industry experience.

As project manager, Geyer will be responsible for all aspects of the installation of landscape construction projects, including supervising field personnel, managing subcontractors, communicating with customers and maintaining quality standards.

Kaliebe, a resident of Raleigh, has been hired as senior estimator. He has more than 11 years of industry experience.

Caleb KaliebeCaleb Kaliebe

Kaliebe previously held positions as project estimator and regional manager with other industry organizations and has bid and won several large-scale and international projects during his career.

As senior estimator, he will be responsible for accurately estimating direct costs for landscape installation bids and change orders based on plans, specifications and site inspections.

Smith, a resident of Goldsboro, has been hired as purchaser.

Peryye SmithPeryye Smith

She has more than 10 years of purchasing experience, as well as 28 years of retail and wholesale nursery experience. Smith holds several certifications from the American Purchasing Society.

As purchaser, she will be responsible for sourcing, acquiring and coordinating delivery of plants and selected hard materials necessary to complete all landscape construction projects.

Based in Maryland, Ruppert Landscape has 19 branches serving eight primary markets: Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Richmond, Raleigh, Charlotte, Atlanta and Houston.

Hyundai CE names district sales manager

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Inc. has named David Vicha district sales manager supporting the company’s authorized dealers throughout Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Arkansas, and in parts of Louisiana and Missouri.

David VichaDavid Vicha

A graduate of North Dakota State University with a degree in business administration, Vicha has 21 years of experience in retail management. He spent the past five years in the equipment industry.

“With David’s combined experience in construction and management, he is a valuable asset to our sales team,” said Thomas Owen, Hyundai CE’s North American sales manager.

Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas offers a full line of crawler excavators, ranging from compact models to mass excavators, as well as wheeled excavators, wheel loaders, compaction equipment, hydraulic breakers and forklifts.

Polaris taps engineer as VP of safety/quality

Polaris Industries Inc. has named Joel Houlton, its senior engineering director, to vice president of global safety and quality.

Polaris said Houlton will lead a newly formed organization focused on safety and quality in the company’s design, supplier development, manufacturing and post-sales surveillance processes.

Polaris-logo“The safety and quality of our products must be our number-one priority as a company,” said Scott W. Wine, chairman and CEO of Polaris. “Joel and his team will have one simple mandate: Do whatever it takes to make Polaris the leader we should be … with respect to safety and quality.”

Houlton joined the company in 2011, having worked previously in the aerospace industry in roles at Honeywell and ATK.

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