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Richard L. Boston

Richard L. Boston, RLA has joined South Windsor, Connecticut-based Design Professionals, Inc. as Director of Landscape Architecture.

Anton Sonkin

Sherman Group, Inc., a Phoenix, Arizona based design firm, has promoted Anton Sonkin, RLA to Senior Landscape Architect and Lisa Rice has accepted the position of Senior Design Manager.

James Gobright

James Gobright has joined the landscape architecture firm The Collaborative West as an associate. Gobright brings more than 20 years of extensive project management experience to the firm.

Dewberry recently promoted the following individuals from associate to senior associate: Mark Montgomery, P.E.; Jerry Sparks, P.E., CFM; Phillip Thiel; Ronald Mijan, P.E.; George Wigfield, PLS; and Cash Davidson, P.E.

Robert Ruffo has been promoted to Site Designer II within the Civic/Recreation Team at ColeJenest and Stone, P.A. Ruffo joined the firm in 1997 as a Site Designer I.

Jeff Higgins

Sara Partridge

Jeff Higgins has joined the Dallas, Texas office of TBG Partners as a landscape designer. Higgins earned his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas Tech University. Sara Partridge has joined the Austin, Texas office of TBG Partners as a landscape designer. She earned her Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Texas A&M University

Charles Douglas "Doug" Coolman, who led the team at the landscape architectural and planning firm EDSA to re-create Fort Lauderdale beach, has been designated a "Fellow" by the ASLA.

Sandra K. Basehore has been promoted to vice president of environmental services at Skelly and Loy Inc. The firm also named Thomas East as assistant vice president of cultural resources; Andrew Brookens as regional director of natural resources and assistant office manager; Marintha Bower, P.E., as director of NEPA/transportation services; Paul DeAngelo as director of natural resources analysis; Steven Deck, AICP as director of planning/municipal services; Jonathan English as director of storage tank management services; Douglas Hess, P.G., as director of groundwater and site characterization services; William Kaufell as director of acoustics and air quality services; Marvin Klinger as director of T&E/compliance monitoring services; Robert Rowley, C.S.P., E.I.T., as director of industrial hygiene services; and Kenneth Stockert as director of natural resources analysis.

Marc Bowers

Finn Corporation, a leader in the manufacture of quality equipment and additives for the erosion control and landscaping industries, as added Marc Bowers to its executive team and appointed Mel Love as national rental manager, and Jeff Clouser as Northeast territory manager.

John Deere Landscapes has announced the acquisition of all 10 locations of The Treehouse, a major Florida distributor of trees and nursery stock. This acquisition brings the total number of John Deere Landscapes locations in Florida to 40 branches.

Steve Fellows

Steve Fellows has been named vice president of operations for Whitacre Greer, an Ohio-based manufacturer of architectural paving brick and fire brick.

Grigg Brothers has announced several employee promotions, including: Gary Grigg, CGCS, MG as vice president and corporate agronomist; Vince Van Meter as national sales director; Jared Grigg as director of communications; Roman Grigg as national sales manager; Todd Scott as Midwest regional sales manager and Sadie Clark as office manager.

The Phoenix, Arizona metropolitan area has a new distribution location to serve landscape and irrigation professionals in the East Valley. Horizon, a full-service supplier, opened its newest store in Higley, Arizona in January.

John Van Dam has been inducted into the Southern California Turfgrass Foundation Turfgrass Hall of Fame.

David J. Feldman

David J. Feldman has been appointed as Cooper Lighting division president at Georgia-based Cooper Industries, Ltd.

BASF Corporation has announced the appointment of Stephen Briggs to the position of director of its Specialty Products Department. In his new role, Briggs will be responsible for all aspects of the department's current operations - in addition to orchestrating the merger of TopPro Specialties group.

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March 25, 2019, 6:01 pm PDT

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