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Arborjet announced the addition of two new team members, and the formation of its Urban Forest Tech Teams.

Continued growth at Arborjet

Arborjet announced the addition of two new team members, and the formation of its Urban Forest Tech Teams. These strategic moves support Arborjet’s continued efforts to help municipalities and foresters to successfully preserve and protect the country’s urban and natural forests.


 


Srdjan Acimovic


Srdjan Acimovic, research and development plant pathologist, is the latest addition to the company’s Research and Development team. He will support company leadership in managing invasive pests and supporting plant health across the country, with a particular focus in the growing segment of plant disease and equipment development. Srdjan comes to Arborjet from Michigan State University (MSU), where he is completing a Ph.D. in Plant Pathology. Srdjan has held a number of graduate research positions and has done extensive work with multiple trunk injection systems. His work has been published widely and he is committed to the theoretical and practical application of his science. Srdjan’s research at the Nichols Research Lab at MSU included rigorous study of the impact of trunk injection in orchards, including recent work with Apple Scab and Fire Blight.


 


Marianne Waindle


Marianne Waindle will serve as technical products manager at Arborjet. As a researcher, horticulturalist, technical sales specialist and product development manager for companies such as Davey Tree Experts and J.J. Mauget, Marianne brings years of experience and a thorough understanding of the plant health care industry. Marianne will work with the Sales and Marketing teams to identify opportunities in new and existing markets and coordinate with all organizational departments to assist in the development and execution of strategies that allow them to capitalize on these new opportunities. In addition, Marianne will support Arborjet’s existing technical sales effort and assist with expanding the company’s offerings into new markets. She will also support Arborjet’s education initiatives by working with Sales, Research, senior management and university extension to conduct training, provide technical support and speak at forums that will promote the industry and Arborjet’s brand. Marianne holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture and Plant Pathology and a Masters Degree in Plant Protection and Pest Management from the University of Georgia. Marianne is a California Pest Control Advisor and a Certified Arborist.


“We are extremely pleased to welcome both Srdjan and Marianne to Arborjet,” said Russ Davis, President and Chief Operating Officer of Arborjet. “The new ideas and comprehensive knowledge each of them brings to the company supports our commitment to leading innovation and customer service. Srdjan’s presence greatly increases our ability to pursue solutions to plant diseases which are a growing concern across the country. Given the depth and breadth of Marianne’s industry experience, we fully expect that you will see her influence as we continue to build our business throughout the United States.”


 


Arborjet’s Urban Forest Tech Teams


Invasive pests such as Emerald Ash Borer and Rugose Spiraling Whitefly and destructive diseases including Oak Wilt and Bacterial Leaf Scorch have devastated urban forests across the United States. Municipalities, arborists, landscape professionals look to Arborjet as the leader in tree trunk injection technology. The company’s regionalized and corporate Tech Teams offer swift access to top talent and local support for municipalities, whether they are faced with an invasive pest such as Emerald Ash Borer, conducting tree value assessments, taking tree inventories or other concerns. Teams are composed of urban forestry specialists, Certified Arborists, Pest Control Advisers (PCAs) and Ph.D. s in Pathology and Entomology. These teams are supported by access to laboratories, third party collaborators and planning tools including proprietary apps available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. Many services are funded by grants or done as a courtesy for clients at no charge. To learn more, call Arborjet’s Corporate office at 781-935-9070, or contact a Regional Technical Manager directly:


 


Atlantic


Regional Technical Manager: Trent Dicks, Certified Arborist


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 


Southeast


Regional Technical Manager: J.B. Toorish, Certified Arborist


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 


Midwest


Regional Technical Manager: Joe Aiken, Certified Arborist


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 


Upper Midwest


Regional Technical Manager: Jeff Palmer, Certified Arborist


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 


High Plains


Regional Technical Manager: Sye Vasquez, Certified Arborist


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 


Northwest


Regional Technical Manager: Dawn Fluharty, Pest Control Advisor


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 


Southwest


Regional Technical Manager: Lee Mangum, Pest Control Advisor


Technical Advisor: Marianne Waindle, Certified Arborist, PCA


Entomologist: Don Grosman, Ph.D.


Plant Pathologist: Srdjan Acimovic


Urban Forest Specialist: Rob Gorden, Certified Arborist


Corporate Liaison for Municipality: Sean Facey, Certified Arborist


 

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