BRANDT Hires National Sales Manager for Turf Products
SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (November 1, 2017) –Ken Mangum has accepted the position as National Sales Manager for BRANDT’s turf business, which includes the BRANDT®, GRIGG™ and BRANDT® iHammer product lines.
In this role, Mangum will oversee the company’s turf and ornamental territory sales managers, engage key customers and work with the senior management team to set the strategic direction for the turf team. Mangum will report to John Guglielmi, BRANDT Specialty Formulations National Sales Director.
“Ken’s national and international golf course management experience is a tremendous asset,” said Guglielmi. “He will bring a lot of insight to the business as we continue to position our three turf product lines and focus on this important business segment.”
Before joining BRANDT, Mangum served as an independent golf course management and development consultant. Most recently, he was Director of Golf Courses and Grounds at Atlanta Athletic Club. Mangum has been a certified GCSAA Golf Course Superintendent for 34 years and holds a degree in Golf Course Operations from Lake City Community College.
His course management experience includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, a 25 acre practice facility and over 500 acres of club real estate at Atlanta Athletic Club. He also managed course tournament preparation for two PGA championships, has designed and developed a new course, served as a project manager on several restoration projects. As a consultant, he worked with many notable golf courses in the southeastern United States as well as Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.
A leading agricultural company, BRANDT consists of three divisions—Specialty Formulations, Retail Agronomy and Dealer Support—serving growers around the globe. Founded in 1953 by Glen Brandt and his sister Evelyn Brandt Thomas to help Illinois farmers adopt new and profitable technologies, the company has experienced aggressive growth under the leadership of President and CEO Rick Brandt. Innovation, technology and strong customer service are a few of the core beliefs that drive BRANDT today. BRANDT’s focus is providing the products and services that give growers the best opportunity for maximum return while building a stronger, healthier and more abundant food supply.