BRANDT, a manufacturer of agricultural specialty products and owner of Grigg Brothers, has named Dr. Gordon Kauffman III as the technical manager for the turf and ornamental business. Dr. Kauffman’s primary focus will be product development, trials and market development of the Grigg Brothers and Brandt product porfolios.

Dr. Kauffman holds a Ph.D. in Agronomy from Penn State University and has over 17 years of experience in the turf industry. Prior to this, Kauffman was an Agronomist and Technical Representative for Grigg Brothers and Technical Sales Support Specialist at Syngenta; where he performed cross-functional roles in sales, marketing and product development. Kauffman has taught agronomy, authored peer review and trade journal articles, and lectured on turfgrass physiology and management throughout the world.

“We are very excited to see Gordon move into this position” said Bill Engel, BRANDT Senior Vice President. “He has been a great asset to Grigg Brothers and an outstanding technical resource. We couldn’t be more pleased.”