Orlando, FL – January, 2019– Cub Cadet today announced that Vince Jagodzinski, corporate grounds manager and sales manager within its Specialty Turf Division, has complete the testing and evaluation required to be named a Certified Grounds Manager by the Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS). Jagodzinski joins an exclusive group of less than 200 members who have received the honor of certification.
The Certified Grounds Manager program, developed and offered through PGMS, is a rigorous process that tests competency in various aspects of grounds management and professional knowledge, from turf operations to finances, and requires extensive experience in the green industry. Grounds managers who receive the certification advance their level of professionalism, reflected in a greater emphasis placed on their presentations, recommendations, and requests for funding.
“This certification continues to elevate our profession and is humbling to me as an industry professional,” said Jagodzinski. “To be counted among less than 200 members who are certified is an honor and an achievement of which I’m quite proud. It reflects the knowledge acquired through practical experience and effort applied in our field.”
In his current role, Jagodzinski focuses his expertise on the corporate grounds of Cub Cadet’s parent company, MTD, Inc., and provides solutions to fellow grounds managers at sporting venues across North America. He will be featured in the PGMS quarterly publication and honored at the 2019 Green Industry & Equipment Expo.
The PGMS is an individual membership society of grounds professionals, representing more than 1,000 industry professionals in the United States, with additional international members. The majority of members are institutional grounds managers who work for organizations such as colleges and universities, municipalities, park and recreation facilities, office parks, apartment complexes, hotel/motels, cemeteries, and theme parks, along with independent landscape contractors, students, educators, and supplier members. It is the oldest individual membership organization for grounds professionals and advances the grounds management professional through education and professional development.
For more information on Cub Cadet’s specialty turf division, visit www.cubcadetturf.com.
Established in 1961, Cub Cadet engineers, designs and builds outdoor power equipment using the highest quality components sourced locally and globally. Through a dedicated and extensive network of dealers and retailers, Cub Cadet delivers a full line of high performance power equipment and services that cover all aspects of grounds care for professionals and homeowners – including four-wheel steer zero-turn riders; lap bar zero-turn riders; utility vehicles; lawn and garden tractors, battery and gasolinepowered handheld and chore products; snow throwers and more. Based in Valley City, Ohio, Cub Cadet is recognized worldwide for its legacy in engineering excellence and its progressive dedication to thoughtfully designing around the people that depend on Cub Cadet equipment to help unlock the full potential of their outdoor spaces. For more information on all Cub Cadet products, visit www.CubCadet.com.