Global Turf Equipment (GTE) – the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment – announces golf industry veteran Debbie Nipper has been named vice president of marketing.
Concurrent with her duties as vice president of client and vendor operations for sister company International Club Suppliers (ICS), Nipper will oversee all marketing and advertising initiatives for GTE. Event planning, social media, PR, internal and external communications, international client services and distribution opportunities will fall under her authority.
Formerly employed by Golf Ventures as vice president of operations, Nipper possesses more than 18 years of industry experience. She was responsible for sales, service and marketing at the Jacobsen and allied equipment distributor.
“Debbie is very familiar with the myriad decisions golf course superintendents, GMs, owners and operators face on a daily basis,” says Jim Sartain, president, Global Turf Equipment. “Her creativity, quick-thinking and service-oriented temperament will be called on time and again as we expand our reach to every corner of the globe.”
Serving golf facilities in more than 80 countries worldwide and all 50 U.S. states, GTE offers substantial cost savings to golf course owners, operators, and superintendents with late model alternatives to brand-new machines.
GTE’s 30,000 square-foot USA headquarters stocks more than 650 pieces of equipment, including fairway mowers, greens mowers, top dressers, turf aerators, sprayers, utility vehicles and more.
Earlier this year, GTE established an overseas partnership with the U.K.’s County Mowers as the first step in long-term plans to strengthen its European distribution network. A new facility in Denmark followed as the next phase in GTE’s European expansion.
For more information: (www.globalturfequipment.com, 866.588.3092) is the world’s largest independent seller and exporter of pre-owned golf course equipment, and a fiscally prudent alternative to buying brand-new machines. Founded in 2003, GTE purchases mowers, grinders, green rollers and more from short-term leases in partnership with major US financial lending firms. A 30,000 square-foot indoor warehouse services private club, resort and daily-fee golf course clients in all 50 states and more than 80 countries worldwide. Featured brands include Toro, Jacobsen, John Deere and Club Car.