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Our Expertise: Specialists in Turf Maintenance

Our know-how extends beyond the product with our in-depth expertise from engineering to agronomy, and an unrivalled understanding of the development and maintenance of playing surfaces.

Take a closer look at what really happens when grass meets the mower. What impact does blade sharpness have on grass health and operating costs? Discover the difference that climate, soil, season and cutting method can make to turf. Work out the commercial pros and cons of blade sharpening intervals, fuels and maintenance regimes.

Ask the questions and get the answers you need to create a world class playing surface, anywhere in the world. 

The wealth of knowledge you will find in the Bernhard team is unrivalled in the industry. What’s more, we are committed to sharing it with all our customers and partners.

We do this through our own teaching seminars and workshops and by acting in an advisory capacity to training schools, clubs and courses world wide. We also promote research in universities and colleges to deepen the industry’s understanding of grass cutting and its impact on turf resilience, growth rates and resistance to disease and drought. 

Our on-going programme of research and development draws from all corners of the industry, including direct feedback from customers and manufacturers and we continue to use this information for the development of new and improved products.

Embracing the whole industry with Bernhard experts all over the world it’s easy to see why our industry knowledge is unrivalled.

Directors 

Steven Nixon

Steven Nixon
Almost three decades of international sales experience with a background in mechanical engineering and agronomy.

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Iqitdar Hassan
Qualified in Finance and Accountancy, Iqtidar brings experience of commercial distribution, HR, IT and management information reporting.

International

Scott Purdy

Scott Purdy
Sales Manager
A graduate of Reaseheath and Myerscough colleges with over 25 years experience in the sports turf industry.

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Jonathan Pendry
Director of Agronomy
Has many years in the sports turf industry, developing, constructing, consulting and managing some of the World’s finest facilities. B.Sc.(Hons.) in Turfgrass Science and is recognised as a GEO sustainability associate.

Renata Mundim

Renata Mundim
Business Development Assistant
A qualified Biologist from Brazil, she studied turf and Golf Course Management in the US, worked in field research and finished a Master’s Degree in Horticulture and Crop Science at The Ohio State University.

USA

Gary Ray

Gary Ray
Business Development Manager - North America
An industry salesman with more than 15 years in the business.

Chris Langley

Chris Langley
Territory Manager - South-East USA
A graduate of Lake City Community College with over a decade in turf equipment management and grinders.

Doug Veine

Doug Veine
Territory Manager - Midwest and North-East USA
Over 20 years in the industry with in-depth experience of turf equipment management and grinders.

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Doug Merkle
Business Development Manager, Turf Technologies - North America
Played golf as a teenager and became a PGA Class A professional in 1995. Long industry career with both Jacobsen and Toro. Received the Toro Green Jacket award for outstanding sales and service in 2011.

Tom Hurst

Tom Hurst
Technical Specialist
A lifetime in the industry and more than 30 years accumulated experience with grinders.

UK & Europe

Paul Wilcox

Paul Wilcox
Territory Manager - Europe
30 years of industry experience around the world with a background of greenkeeping.

Ulrich Kayser

Ulrich Kayser
Sales Support - Europe
Over three decades of industry sales experience across Europe.

Gary Woodward

Gary Woodward
Territory Manager - UK South
Horticulturist with landscaping experience spanning over thirty years.

Neil Hullah

Neil Hullah
Territory Manager - UK North
Head greenkeeper at Cobble Hall Golf Club in Leeds for 18 years. He has extensive experience in all aspects of golf course management.

Willie Nisbett

Willie Nisbett
Sales Associate - Scotland
Originally from an agronomy background with over two decades of industry experience.

Asia-Pacific

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Steve Wilson
Business Development Manager - Asia
A lifetime in golf (his family owns a course) and more than 15 years experience in the Japanese market.

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Mirai Takahashi
Business Development Manager - Japan
A background in golf equipment maintenance and support at high profile tournaments in Japan.

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Michael He
Business Development Manager - China
Manufacturer's specialist for Toro, based in the Shanghai area.