Garry Busboom –Chief Development Engineer, Exmark® Mfg.
Exmark is committed to constantly raising the bar and for nearly 30 years, Garry Busboom has led engineering and product development teams focused on delivering increased performance, reliability and quality-of-cut from commercial mowers. In fact, since joining the Exmark team in 1985, Busboom has led the development of many of the products and technologies that have come to be known as synonymous with the Exmark brand – products including the company’s ubiquitous Lazer Z® zero-turn riding mower and the Enhanced Control System (ECS) for walk-behind and stand-on riding mowers. He also holds 23 U.S. patents… Read More
David Calver – Alternate Fuel Conversion Specialist – Operations, MetroLawn/AmeriGas
Dave has been involved in Propane Mobile Power, in one form or another, for about 28 years.
Earlier than that he had a hand in converting a number of cars and pickups to bi-fuel operation in Canada. Dave and his family immigrated to North Carolina in the Fall of 1991 to purchase a light manufacturing company located in Greensboro. The Company, which was known as A.L.COOK, designed and manufactured its own Brand of propane powered floor care equipment in various sizes. The Business grew from selling about a machine a day to an average of over 300 per month.
Dave will tell you that part of the reason for the Company’s success was that he had more people working with him, than for him… Read More
Todd Hendrix – President of Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies
Hendrix Progressive Fuel Technologies began as Hendrix Industrial Gastrux, which first opened its doors in 1954 by Cleve Hendrix. Todd Hendrix, Cleve’s son and current owner of Hendrix Industrial Gastrux, worked at Hendrix while growing up and has worked in every capacity. In 1978, Todd attended Southern Illinois University where he obtained a degree in Aviation Technology and an Airframe Power Plant mechanics license. In 1984, after two years of working as a helicopter mechanic, Todd returned to his roots and took over the family business.
Hendrix has been designing and building propane conversion systems for industrial trucks, forklifts, generators, man lifts, construction equipment and other machinery, including lawn mowers.
For more than 20 years, …Read More
Captain Bernardo J. Herzer, the founder and CEO of LEHR Incorporated, is committed to the application of environmentally friendly technology and finding green energy solutions for retail and commercial products.
Captain Herzer developed, commercialized and patented the use of an eco friendly, 16.4 ounce propane canister to fuel small engines like the ones that power hand held lawn and garden tools. This “twist ‘n go” fueling system is at the heart of the LEHR Eco Series is truly a clean air innovation in a sector that is long overdue for a clean air solution…Read More
Frank Lane – Director of Research & Development/Quality Control Manchester Tank & Equipment.
Frank Lane is no stranger to the propane industry, having spent over 20 years as a service technician, delivery driver, delivery and service manager, district manager, and national sales representative, which taught him the importance of offering society a safe, reliable and quality product that will improve and enrich individual and corporate life-styles. Frank is the Director of Research & Development/Quality Control…Read More
James G. Lawton – Commercial Sales Manager Briggs & Stratton Yard Power Products Group (Ferris & Snapper Pro)
James has spent the past 25 years in the lawn & garden industry the last 10 as Commercial Sales Manager Southwest region for Ferris and Snapper Pro.
He has been involved with the development of the Ferris propane mowers over the last 5 years…Read More
Jim Taylor (JT) –Certified Technician/Technical Support R&R Products
Jim’s background is in operations management. He was VP of operations for Clarke Industries in Springdale AR. for 18 years. There he superintended the manufacturing of floor care equipment including a line of propane floor buffers. He then went to Grand Rapids, MI. where he was VP of operations for Jackson Products – manufacturers of safety equipment.
With his experience in manufacturing and having engineering reporting to him he was brought on at Onyx Environmental Solutions to help with the newly developed propane fuel system for the lawn and garden industry…Read More