Roger Phelps of STIHL Inc. Appointed to PLANET's Academic Excellence Foundation Board
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A Navy veteran, Phelps joined STIHL in 2001 as the company’s event marketing specialist. In his current position, he oversees the activities of the promotional communications department, which includes public relations, social media, events and sponsorships.
“I am honored to serve the PLANET AEF board and its mission to promote and advance the green industry by funding educational excellence,” said Phelps, who is a certified landscape professional as well as a board member for PLANET and the National Hispanic Landscape Alliance (NHLA). “These young people are the future leaders and advocates for our industry, and it is vital that we do everything possible to support their education and professional development.”
Since its inception in 1998, the PLANET AEF has given almost $600,000 in scholarships and awards. As part of its support, STIHL annually awards a student studying in the area of green industry a $1,000 scholarship. Starting in 2011, the STIHL scholarship will be awarded to a Hispanic student interested in a green industry career.
About STIHL Inc.:
STIHL Inc. manufactures the number one selling brand of gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment in America for homeowners and professional landscapers*, as well as the number one selling brand of chain saws in the world. STIHL products are sold through servicing power equipment retailers from coast to coast — not mass merchants. STIHL products sold through U.S. STIHL dealers are for distribution in the
*"Number one selling brand" is based on syndicated Irwin Broh Research (commercial landscapers) as well as independent consumer research of 2010 U.S. sales and market share data for the gasoline-powered handheld outdoor power equipment category combined sales to consumers and commercial landscapers.
STIHL is pleased to support the work of
Independent We Stand
Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund)
International Society of Arboriculture (ISA
Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA)
Professional Landcare Network (PLANET)
American Tree Farm System (ATFS)
, National Hispanic Landscape Alliance and the
National Association of State Park Directors