Jul 21

Aquatrols Appoints Turf Experts Thomas Valentine, Wesley Hamm New Territory Managers

Aquatrols has appointed Thomas Valentine and Wesley Hamm as the newest Territory Managers for its growing North American sales team. Valentine oversees the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, and Hamm is responsible for the Southeast.

The appointments coincide with surging momentum for Aquatrols’ business. Following its acquisition by Rural American Fund in 2015, the company installed a new leadership team, streamlined operations, instituted an aggressive research and development plan, and expanded product distribution.

Popular Aquatrols products include Revolution, Dispatch, Aqueduct and a suite of complementary surfactants essential to golf course superintendents, sports turf managers, landscapers, farmers and other growers. Each solution helps optimize soil-water-plant inteaquatrols-personnel-announcementractions in various agronomic conditions.

“Our commitment to deliver the highest service levels to customers means we continually invest in top-caliber professionals,” says Matt Foster, CEO of Aquatrols. “The addition of Tom Valentine and Wes Hamm will greatly assist in strengthening existing relationships and adding new ones.”

Valentine brings 20 years executive experience in the green industry, most recently as National Agronomist and Key Accounts Manager at Synatek Solutions, a premier manufacturer and supplier of turf and athletic field products in the Mid-Atlantic. He is currently pursuing a Masters of Turfgrass Science degree at Penn State University.

Hamm joins Aquatrols with more than 15 years expertise in the turf equipment and commercial utility vehicle business. In addition to sales roles at Jerry Pate Turf & Irrigation and Regal Chemical, he most recently served as Director of Domestic Dealer Sales (Commercial Division) at Textron Specialized Vehicles.

“Aquatrols is the undisputed industry leader. I look forward to working with the entire Aquatrols team and our distribution partners to expand the business,” says Valentine.

“Having witnessed Aquatrols’ impressive growth from the outside, I am humbled to join its first-class team,” says Hamm.

Valentine and Hamm will contribute to Aquatrols’ success in the agriculture, horticulture and turf and ornamental categories, the latter containing trust of thousands of golf courses superintendents, including hosts of major championships, the Ryder Cup and other international competitions. The company is known for its unwavering commitment to educating the golf market about best management practices from tee to green and beyond. This thought leadership results in healthy turf, pristine playing conditions, increased golfer satisfaction, revenue generation and overall growth of the game.


About The Author

More than 60 years ago, Aquatrols introduced the world’s first commercially available soil wetting agent. Since creating an entirely new product category to address water management challenges and opportunities, the company has remained a top innovator and producer of high-performance soil surfactants and related technologies. Aquatrols’ advanced product suite optimizes soil-water-plant interactions in agricultural, professional turfgrass, and horticultural industries in more than 40 countries. Headquartered in southern New Jersey, Aquatrols also has offices in the United Kingdom and conducts business on six continents.