Arborjet, which develops remedies for some of the world’s most destructive tree insects and diseases, is pleased to announce the addition of two new team members. Don Grosman, who has joined the company as technology advancement manager and Trent Dicks, who will serve as Atlantic regional technical manager, will support the company’s continued growth in the invasive pest management and plant health business across the country.
Invasive pests such as the Emerald Ash Borer, Rugose Spiraling Whitefly, and Oak Wilt have devastated urban forests across the United States. These new Arborjet team members are now in place to support the company’s growth and heighten awareness of the latest solutions available.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome both Don and Trent to Arborjet,” said Russ Davis, president and chief operating officer. “The new ideas and extensive knowledge each brings to the company will help us reinforce our commitment to leading innovation and customer service. We plan to capitalize on their talents as we continue to build our business throughout the United States."
As technology advancement manager, Don Grosman will utilize his broad knowledge of entomology and insect control strategies to help Arborjet develop the next evolution in plant health technology. Previously Grosman served as forest pest management cooperative coordinator for the Texas Forest Service. He holds a PhD. in Entomology from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Master of Science in Forestry from the University of Maine, Orono. Grosman has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, is a frequent presenter at conferences, and is a member of various societies and committees.
As the Atlantic regional technical manager, Trent Dicks will focus his outreach from Maine to North Carolina. Dicks has over 19 years of experience in landscape and nursery sales and operations. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agri-Business Horticulture from Illinois State University and an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science and Horticulture.