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Garry BusboomChief 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.
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.
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.
Frank Lane is the Director of Research & Development/Quality Control with Manchester Tank & Equipment. In this role, he is responsible for all aspects of research, development and quality control, including new product development, product safety, vendor approvals and trouble-shooting.
Jim’s background is in operations management. He was VP of operations for Clarke Industries in Springdale, AR for 18 years. He was superintendent of the manufacturing 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.