Arborjet announced the addition of two new team members. Emmett Muennink, who has joined as Southwestern regional technical manager, and Dawn Sherman, who will serve as Midwest regional technical manager, will support the company’s continued growth in the invasive pest management and plant health business in these two key regions.
Both will also serve as members of Arborjet’s Urban Forest Tech Teams. 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.
Emmett Muennink – Southwestern regional technical manager
As Southwestern Regional Technical Manager, Muennink will focus on Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana, and is responsible for educating, training, providing technical support, and offering plant health care solutions for Arborjet users throughout the region. Muennink holds a B.S. in Agronomy and an M.S. in Crop Science from Texas Tech University. He began his career in arboriculture as a plant health technician for a Dallas area tree company, and quickly climbed the ranks to manage the entire Plant Health Care (PHC) division there. He has performed nearly every job in the tree industry from diagnosis and PHC applications to groundwork, climbing, and stump grinding. Muennink’s formal education combined with his technical background provides him with an excellent understanding of plant and soil science as well as practical knowledge of PHC and the tree industry. He enjoys staying on the cutting edge of PHC technologies and sharing his knowledge with other tree care professionals.
Dawn Sherman – Midwest regional technical manager
As the Midwest Regional Technical Manager, Sherman will provide customer and sales support in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, Tennessee and Mississippi. She has 15 years experience solving plant problems in the green industry as a business owner/operator, landscape designer, and seller of outdoor power equipment. Prior to joining Arborjet, Sherman worked in sales for John Deere Landscapes. She is an Ohio Nursery Certified Technician, Master Status, combining her certifications in Garden Center and Grower & Landscape. She earned a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Cincinnati before returning to school at Cincinnati State to pursue horticulture education. Sherman holds Associate’s Degrees in Landscape Horticulture Technology and Turfgrass Management Technology, as well as certifications in Landscape Design and Turfgrass Management. She is also a licensed Commercial Pesticide Applicator for turf and ornamentals.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome both Emmett and Dawn to Arborjet,” said Russ Davis, president and chief operating officer of Arborjet. “The dedication they bring to improving the health of plants and trees and their comprehensive training, knowledge and industry experience will contribute to our company’s commitment to leading the industry in innovation and customer service.”