Innovating to ensure great-looking turf today – and a healthier tomorrow

Brian Giblin, Technical Sales Represenative Environmental Science, Bayer

Few companies have had as great an impact on the quality of people’s lives around the world as Bayer, the global chemical and pharmaceutical giant. Like its parent company’s most famous product, Bayer CropScience has been relieving the headaches of turf professionals for decades.

“We develop our own products,” explained Brian Giblin, Bayer’s New England Area Sales Manager. “We’re innovators in the industry and our products are ‘backed by Bayer’ – we stand behind every product we bring to market.”

Giblin brings a strong end-user focus to his work. That’s not surprising since he was a certified golf course superintendent himself.

“In fact, I used to buy from Tom Irwin back in my superintendent days,” he laughed. Giblin still appreciates what he first saw as a Tom Irwin customer.

“Tom Irwin has a real partnership with their clients,” said Giblin. “They help build a program for each individual client that’s specifically designed to address their conditions and the needs of their environment.”

To support that effort, Bayer supports Tom Irwin with expert advice and participates in the annual Product Innovation forum held each year at Gillette Stadium.

“We’re both problem-solvers and we’re both looking beyond the short term,” said Giblin, “whether it’s how we approach turf care or how we approach our business relationships. That’s why I’ve always enjoyed working with them.”

Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company’s Professional Solutions portfolio includes herbicides, fungicides, growth regulators, and insecticides – all “Backed by Bayer.”

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