LEBANON, Pa. (June 7, 2012) – LebanonTurf announced three sales and product management appointments. Vic Swann has been named national sales manager, Joel Sandock territory sales manager, and Christopher Gray product manager.
Swann will lead the LebanonTurf sales team in North America with an emphasis on the continued growth of the traditional and bionutritional categories, as well as development of distributor relationships. Prior to joining LebanonTurf, he was sales manager at Astra Resources in Vero Beach, Fla., and director of North America sales for Aquatrols in Paulsboro, N.J. He assumes the position held by Tom Wentz, who will retire later this year.
As territory sales manager, Sandock will develop and implement sales and service strategies and programs for distributors and customers. Sandock was residential client services sales manager for AA Tex Lawn and is the former owner of Planters Lawn & Landscape. Both businesses are based in Charlotte, N.C.
Gray’s responsibilities as product manager include identifying new fertilizer products and managing existing fertilizer product offerings. Gray was business development manager for Indianapolis-based Precise Path Robotics. A former general manager and golf course superintendent at Marvel Golf Club and Estates in Benton, Ky., Gray is well-known within the turf management field as a columnist for Golfdom and Superintendent magazines. In 2012, he was named by Golf magazine as one of the 40 most influential people in golf under the age of 40.