LOUISVILLE, Ky. -The Professional Landcare Network (PLANET) announced its newest Trailblazers at the Green Industry Conference, Oct.26-29, here.

PLANET’s Trailblazers represent an elite group of dedicated industry professionals who were nominated by their peers for making significant and long-term contributions to the green industry in the areas of lawn care, design/build/installation, interior plantscaping, and landscape management.  Individuals who are selected for this lifetime honor are committed to giving something back to the green industry – each Trailblazer sets aside one day per year to provide on-site mentoring to a PLANET member.  This colleague-to-colleague mentoring and networking program is a wonderful opportunity for both emerging and established companies to gain insight and advice on how to develop and grow their businesses.

PLANET congratulates the following new PLANET Trailblazers:

Design/Build/Installation
Richard Heller, Landscape Industry Certified Manager & Technician
Greener By Design, Inc.
Rochelle, New York

Joe Markell, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
Sunrise Landscape and Design
Sterling, Virginia

Jody Shilan
Jody Shilan Designs, LLC
Wyckoff, New Jersey

Landscape Management
Rick Cuddihe, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
Lafayette Consulting
Prospect, Kentucky

Terry Delaney, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
GroundSERV, Inc.
Fayetteville, Arkansas

Chris James, Landscape Industry Certified Technician
Chris James Landscaping
Waldwick, New Jersey

Richard Wilbert, Landscape Industry Certified Manager
SiteSource Business Coaching
Brighton, Colorado

Lawn Care
Norman Goldenberg, Landscape Industry Certified Technician
TruGreen
Memphis, Tennessee

For more information about the Trailblazers program, call the PLANET office at 800/395-2522.