Doug Merkel has joined the Bernhard Company team in North America as a business development manager to develop the turf technologies opportunities in the U.S. working alongside an already strong team developing business of the sharpening systems.
Merkel started playing golf as a teenager, he became a golf professional in 1991 and a Class A Golf professional in 1995. He then acquired a strong and successful experience in selling turf equipment with manufacturers such a Jacobsen and was then recognized by The Toro Company with the Green Jacket salesman award after joining Wesco Turf for 11 years.
“Doug Merkel is a fantastic addition to the U.S. sales team, his wealth of experience in the golf industry will be an asset in supporting golf courses achieve the ultimate in turf health and world class playing surfaces,” Bernhard Company U.S. business development manager Gary Ray said. “Doug will be focusing on introducing our lighting technology in the U.S. but superintendents and pitchcare specialists can be confident that he will be able to help them and support them with any of Bernhard company’s portfolio of products.
“This is an exciting time for Bernhard Company and we are looking forward to expanding the business and thanks to MLR three-step process, we will be able to assess, solve and deploy just the right amount of light when it is needed for better turf health.”