The Interlocking Concrete Pavement Institute recently released its 2020 annual report, analyzing the overall health of the hardscaping industry and updating readers on the latest ICPI strategic goals.
The report can be found by clicking here.
Joining the speaker lineup, which includes keynote presenter Gary Vaynerchuk, are Julie Ertz, Olympian and two-time World Cup champion for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, and husband Zach Ertz, Super Bowl LII Champion and NFL Pro Bowler. Six-time best-selling author of “Fix This Next” and “Profit First,” Mike Michalowicz, and futurist and marketing expert, Crystal Washington, were also added to the event agenda. The event will provide small business owners and their management teams with lessons around people, profit and process.
Additional sessions include the following:
Balancing Work, Family and Mental Health
Entrepreneurs in the landscaping and other home service industries will discuss the challenges and rewards of running a small business. This panel includes Chant Singvongsa, owner of Singvongsa Landscaping; Keith Kalfas, landscaping business owner and influencer; and Kurt Stenberg, owner of Cochrane Tree Care.
Redefining Leadership: Live with Gary Vee
Gary Vee, entrepreneur and five-time New York Times best-selling author, will share his point of view on what makes a great leader, how to set up a better definition of success and what it will take to succeed in 2021.
Diverse and Recurring Revenue: The Drivers of Small Business Growth
In this presentation Steven Knight, partner of Mosaic Homes, will teach you how to identify your key profit drivers, how to make your existing customers more valuable, and how to build recurring revenue into your business.
Registration for the free event is now open. All registrants are automatically entered to win a set of team tablets, an iPhone 12, new team uniforms and custom vehicle graphics. Attendees who sign up before March 5 will also qualify to win the early bird prize—a new MacBook Pro laptop.
“Jobber PD Day’s roster of speakers, from prolific authors to world-class athletes, know what it takes to reach the top of their respective fields,” said Sam Pillar, CEO and co-founder of Jobber. “We’ve worked one-on-one with speakers to customize their training to the specific challenges home service entrepreneurs face, to ensure the time they spend at Jobber PD Day will give them immediately useful takeaways.”
To learn more and to register for Jobber PD Day, click here.
DEERFIELD, Ill. – Caterpillar Inc. has announced that Gerald Johnson has been elected to the Caterpillar board of directors effective March 1, 2021.
Johnson, 58, is executive vice president of Global Manufacturing at General Motors (GM) Company, a role he has held since 2019. Johnson joined GM as part of a co-op program in 1980 and has held roles of increasing responsibility, including several manufacturing and quality roles in North America and abroad. Prior to his current position, he most recently served as vice president of North America Manufacturing and Labor Relations and vice president of Operational Excellence. Johnson serves on the Kettering University Board of Trustees.
"Gerald has extensive manufacturing and technical expertise as well as a broad range of global experiences," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Jim Umpleby. "He is recognized for his leadership in sustainability and commitment to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. His skills and insight will complement our board, and I look forward to working with him."
Johnson joins 11 other members on Caterpillar's board of directors and will serve on the Public Policy and Governance Committee.
ATLANTA – Ian Poole has joined Takeuchi-US as its new inside sales representative. Poole will be responsible for sales development and support for Takeuchi’s dealers and direct accounts. Additionally, he will support Takeuchi’s regional business managers in their efforts, including dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, program promotion, communication and more.
“With more than 25 years of industry experience and an impressive track record in cultivating partnerships, territory development and area logistics planning, Ian was a clear fit for the role,” said Henry Lawson, director of sales for Takeuchi-US. “We are excited to have him on the team and can’t wait to see what he accomplishes here at Takeuchi.”
“I’m thrilled to be joining the Takeuchi team and putting my strategic planning and logistics background to work for a truly innovative global leader in compact equipment,” Poole said. “I’ve spent the majority of my career in sales positions and I’m excited to apply that experience and passion to my new role.”
MILWAUKEE – Vanguard is now offering the Vanguard 28.0 Gross HP* 810cc EFI engine and Vanguard 26.0 Gross HP* 810cc engine as power options on the Scag Tiger Cat and Patriot zero-turn riding mowers, respectively. This increases the Vanguard power offerings currently available on the Tiger Cat and is the first Vanguard engine available on the Patriot.
“We’re excited to add the robust Vanguard 810cc engines as power options on two of our most well-known zero-turn riding mowers,” said Dennis Opalacz, Scag director of sales. “With these new power options, Scag customers can pair a high-performing engine with a high-quality mower.”
The Vanguard 28.0 Gross HP* 810cc V-Twin Vertical Shaft Engine with EFI provides the Scag Tiger Cat easy starting, smooth performance and consistent power in any environment. While the Vanguard 26.0 Gross HP* 810cc V-Twin Vertical Shaft Engine becomes the most powerful engine available on the Scag Patriot for increased productivity. Both engines are designed with advanced debris management to keep the engine clean and cool for enhanced durability and performance.
“The Vanguard 810cc engines are field-proven and designed to deliver reliable, powerful productivity for a superior cut every time,” said Christine Davison, senior marketing manager, commercial power, Briggs & Stratton. “We’re excited to give Scag customers more opportunities to choose Vanguard power.”
Landscape professionals can learn more about Vanguard power at vanguardpower.com.