Grassland’s Irrigation Division is a diverse group of dedicated professionals, who have been assembled to provide Grassland customers with the finest design, sales, and service possible.  A “team” in the truest sense of the word, this group works in harmony with one another, fully supporting each other, enabling Grassland to better support their clients.  We would like to introduce you to the Grassland Irrigation team.

Kirk H. Pogge, PE, CID, CGIA, CLIA, CIC, SCPS, CSE
President, CEO
Irrigation Division Manager

Kirk has been directly involved with the success of Grassland since 1988.  Prior to coming to Grassland, Kirk had 11 years of experience as a consulting engineer.  He possesses a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration, from RPI.  Kirk is also a licensed Professional Engineer in New York State, an IA Certified Irrigation Designer as well as a Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor, Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor, and Certified Irrigation Contractor.  He has represented the Northeastern Toro distributors as a member of Toro’s Irrigation Advisory Board  1994 to 2001.  Kirk also serves on Toro’s Partners in Excellence Task Force.  He oversees the day-to-day operation of the Irrigation Division. He works in our Latham facility at: (800) 564-5587 ext. 111.

Jay Swanson, CID, CGIA, CLIA, SCPS
Irrigation Design Specialist / Golf Project Manager

Jay is the head of our design center. Jay is responsible for all the golf and residential/commercial irrigation designs. Jay is an IA Certified Irrigation Designer, a Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor and a Certified Golf Irrigation Auditor. Jay has 17 years AutoCad experience as well as 5 years in manufacturing engineering. Jay joined the Grassland team in 2000 after relocating from Jamestown, NY. He works in our Latham Design Center.


Alan Siegel, CGIA
Golf Irrigation Specialist

Alan is the Irrigation Specialist for Central New York. He has represented both the Residential/Commercial and Golf product lines since 1998.  Alan is a former Landscape Contractor in California, and most recently with Critz Farms, a Syracuse-based Landscape Contractor. He has an AA in Business Management.  Alan works out of our Liverpool location and can be reached at (800) 564-5297 ext. 31.

Dave Knox
Golf Field Service Manager

Dave has many years of experience with Toro and competitive irrigation systems, having been an Assistant Superintendent and a Superintendent in Western New York.   His field troubleshooting abilities enable him to diagnose problems and provide solutions for Toro Irrigation customers throughout Grassland’s marketing area. Dave can be reached at 518-857-9883

John Eustace

Residential Commercial Irrigation Specialist

John graduated from the University of Central Florida with a BS  in Business Administration. John has many years of irrigation experience and owned and operated his own sprinkler and pump company in Clearwater Florida for over 15 years. John has hands on experience and knowledge of irrigation products, pumps, and installation on small residential yards as well as large commercial projects. John can be reached at 315-374-8445


James Bondi
Parts / Purchasing Manager

Jim has been with Grassland equipment for over twenty five years.  He has extensive experience in inventory control, order processing, and purchasing.  Jim has been recognized for his superior parts fill rates and customer service by being awarded the prestigious “Mr. Parts” award by the Toro Co.  This award is given to only one distributor annually.  Jim and a staff of two others have recently taken over the responsibility for all irrigation purchasing for Grassland.
 

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