The employee-owners of PBI-Gordon announced today that Shawn Fopma has joined the company as a sales representative. Based in Bondurant, Ia., he is responsible for PBI-Gordon product sales to golf course and turfgrass management customers in Iowa and Nebraska.
Fopma was most recently the assistant director of the Iowa Turfgrass Institute. While there, he managed day-to-day operations and implementation of the nonprofit association's strategic plans, membership programs, and education programs. Prior to that, he was the assistant golf course superintendent of the Wakonda Club in Des Moines, Ia.
A lifelong Iowan, Fopma holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Iowa State University. During his academic career, he was an intern at Hazeltine National Golf Club during preparations for the 91st PGA Championship in 2009.
"We are excited that Shawn Fopma has joined the PBI-Gordon family of employee-owners," says Doug Obermann, PBI-Gordon vice president of Professional and Agricultural Sales. "His experience, outstanding work ethic, and familiarity with the growing conditions in the Midwest will be a great asset to our customers in Iowa and Nebraska."
With a line of herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, growth regulators and other products, PBI-Gordon Corporation is a national leader in the professional turf and ornamental management industry. The company also develops and markets products for the consumer lawn, garden, and farm and ranch markets, as well as animal health and grooming products for consumers and veterinarians. Based in the Kansas City metro area, PBI-Gordon has been in business since 1947, and is 100 percent employee-owned. For information on PBI-Gordon, visit PBIGordonTurf.com or call 800-884-3179.