Arborjet Adds to Team

2/4/2013

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. 
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 Don 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. A prolific author, Don has been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals; is a frequent presenter at conferences; and is a member of various societies and committees such as the Entomological Society of America, the Texas Forestry Association and the International Society of Arboriculture - Texas. Don has also conducted ground-breaking research in protecting the urban and natural forests against pests and has been recognized with several awards such as the Forest Research Award and the Vice Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Professional Services.
As the Atlantic Regional Technical Manager, Trent Dicks will focus his outreach from Maine to North Carolina. Trent 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.