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SIMA CEO Martin Tirado brings together Tom Marsan of the Beverly Companies and JP Sanieski of the East End Group to review the areas that snow companies should be focusing on leading up to the season.
Spiritus Business Advisors principal and longtime SIMA member David Gallagher and Transblue’s David Wescott, CSP, weigh in on key mistakes snow providers make that can undermine their success in the industry and offer suggestions on how to avoid them.
SIMA CEO Martin Tirado welcomes JC Grounds Management’s Jon Crandall, CSP, Innovations Tomorrow’s Thane Isaacs and WeatherWorks President Frank Lombardo to talk about the challenges snow contractors are facing as weather patterns change the “typical” snow landscape. Plus how contractors are managing increased fuel costs.
SIMA CEO Martin Tirado and Director of Events Heather Carew and Douglas Dynamics’ Mark Adamson preview the 25th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium taking place June 21-24. Listen in and learn about great networking opportunities and the 140+ exhibitors that will be on the trade show floor.
In this episode, we are going to be talking about products that revolutionized the snow industry. We have some exciting products and the people and companies that are behind them, joining us for this conversation.Featuring Thane Isaacs, of Innovations Tomorrow. He’ll be joining to bring his wealth of knowledge and experience to our conversations.
Spring may have sprung but WIT Advisers’ Phill Sexton, CSP, ASM and Elbers Landscape Service’s Jim Hornung Jr., CSP, say you should already be thinking ahead to winter 2022-23. With supply chain and labor still an issue, making the most of offseason opportunities will better prepare you for the upcoming season.
Starting over with a new outlook on life and business featuring HLM Property Management’sRick Huffman, CSP
Introspection, coaching leads to exponential growth featuring Bozeman Site Services’ Doug Duschene
Catch up with Bob Iverson of Douglas Dynamics to talk spreader tech and the future of ice control.
Matt Steele, a 2021 Snow Operations Manager of the Year award recipient, along with his General Manager George Armstrong, discuss industry personnel development, and logistics and training. In their respective roles, they have helped Monster Plowing Company in Toronto, Ontario grow its snow business. Monster Plowing Company services over 450 seasonal clients and has been awarded many times for its innovative approach to snow and ice management.
Doug Clark is Product Manager, Snow Control, for Douglas Dynamics. He oversees product development and innovation for all truck-related snow control products for various brands, including Western Plows and Fisher Plows. Doug has an extensive background in product management for various industries, including the polymer industry. He served 4 years active duty in the Army and 8 years reserve military service.
Tom Crawford is Snow & Ice Services Manager for Mariani Landscape, which provides service to high-end residential and commercial clients in suburban Chicago. He has 20+ years of experience in operations and management for the green and white industries.
Diana Clonch has over 35 years of experience in public works with a diverse background in operations, management, snow and ice control and innovative technologies at the county, city and state levels. She is a founding and longtime member of the National APWA Winter Maintenance Subcommittee, and a member of the TRB Maintenance & Operations Personnel Committee and Winter Maintenance Committee. Diana received the 2019 National APWA Top Ten Leaders of the Year award.
Tyler Jones serves as Product Manager for Douglas Dynamics. He has a long history of recreational use of ATV’s and UTV’s, and brings that passion to his role in aiding in the development of products for those vehicles in a snow management setting.
Bob Young is a retired police officer and Army veteran and is President/CEO of K.E.Y. Property Services, Inc. in Palmer, MA. He has been an engaged and passionate member of SIMA since 2010.
Paul has 35+ years of experience in the snow industry, leading his company with his brothers in residential and commercial accounts. He is an active member of SIMA, past member of the board of directors, and currently serves as Vice Chair for the SIMA Foundation board.
Bob Marks is an experienced snow professional, who recently served as COO of emi landscape in Macungie, PA, overseeing a multi-million dollar operation, hiring personnel, developing training, and serving as the primary contact for clients. Bob recently took ownership of emi and is stepping into the CEO role.
Mary Abbott, PhD, RN, MSF, is the managing partner of Mow Beta! Mowing & Snowplowing, a family-owned business specializing in tough mowing jobs as well as snow and ice management in central Arkansas. Mary shares the stressors and successes of being a snow contractor in a fringe market where snow droughts can last years.
We sat down with Seth Bergerud, Product Manager - Parts & Accessories for Douglas Dynamics, and caught up on the latest innovations and best practices related to snowplows and accessories.
Dale Keep, owner of Ice & Snow Technologies, in Walla Walla, WA, is a long-time industry leader and SIMA supporter. He’s an industry expert in operations engineering, training, deicer science, and liquids benefits and implementation. SIMA caught up with Dale to talk about the industry, how its matured, what makes it challenging, and a whole lot more.
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