SOUTHHAMPTON, Pa. — Schiller Grounds Care Inc., Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner brand gardening, landscaping and turf care equipment, introduces Norman Yanke as chief financial officer; Rob Kurzyna as director of operations; and Tony Whelan as director of international business and national accounts.
Yanke brings over 20 years of progressive and diversified financial leadership experience from companies such KPMG and Honeywell. In his 9 years at Honeywell, Yanke held various positions with the most recent being global director of sales operations/finance for a division of Honeywell International, where he oversaw their profitable growth in the field of process automation control technologies.
“Norm’s leadership experience and cultural fit make him a welcome addition to our talented senior management team,” says Pat Cappucci, president and COO of Schiller.
Yanke holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and accounting from Temple University and is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant.
Kurzyna will be responsible for operations, logistics, engineering and purchasing at the corporate Southampton, Pa., manufacturing location, which is the primary manufacturing site for the Classen, Little Wonder and Mantis brands.
Kurzyna brings over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, process improvement, design engineering, quality, and supply chain management to Schiller. The bulk of his career was split between Bosch Siemens Home Appliances and REHAU, a privately owned multi-industry plastics manufacturer, where he ultimately led the operations and supply chain functions for the Americas. Kurzyna holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y., and served in Desert Storm.
Whelan will manage Schiller Grounds Care’s network of dealers and distributors outside the U.S. and Canada as well as manage national account business for all Schiller Grounds Care brands worldwide. He holds a bachelor’s degree in international business from the New York Institute of Technology and brings nearly 20 years of experience in building and leading domestic and international distribution, sales and operations for such companies as Jacobsen, a Textron Company, and Rain Bird International.
About Schiller Grounds Care Inc.
Schiller Grounds Care, Inc. is a Pennsylvania-based manufacturer of premium commercial and residential gardening, landscaping and turf care equipment. Its product lineup includes mowers, multi-use tractors and attachments, sod cutters, tillers, aerators, leaf and debris vacuums, turf overseeders, brush cutters and much more. Schiller Grounds Care products are sold under the BOB-CAT, Classen, Little Wonder, Mantis, Ryan and Steiner brand names. In addition to its Pennsylvania operation, Schiller Grounds Care operates a manufacturing facility in Wisconsin and maintains two sales offices in Europe.