Gordon KauffmanSPRINGFIELD, Ill. – BRANDT, a leading manufacturer of agricultural specialty products and owner of Grigg Brothers, has named Dr. Gordon Kauffman III technical manager for the Turf and Ornamental business. Kauffman’s primary focus will be new product development, trials and market development of the Grigg Brothers and BRANDT turf and ornamental product portfolios.

Kauffman holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Penn State University and has more than 17 years of experience in the turf industry. Prior to this, Kauffman was an agronomist and technical representative for Grigg Brothers and technical sales support specialist at Syngenta; where he performed cross-functional roles in sales, marketing and product development. Kauffman has taught agronomy; authored numerous peer review and trade journal articles; and lectured on turfgrass physiology and management throughout North America, Europe and Asia.