Rick Cuddihe has been actively involved in business turn- arounds, reorganizations and patent license negotiations. Lifelong senior executive or owner with expertise in all phases of business development management, finance, sales and marketing. Currently providing acquistion assistance for several companies.

  • Co-founded Great Dane Power Equipment, Inc. and Grassroots Technology, Inc.
  • Was stockholder responsible for negotiating sale of Great Dane to Deere & Co.
  • Rick serves on The Professional Land Care Network's Landscape Management Specialty Group, Safety & Risk Management and Governmental Affairs Committees
  • Involved in development of PLANET'S "Business in a Box" education program
  • Started national program for landscape contractors to deal more closely with manufacturers and suppliers
  • Introduced training programs for professional landscape contractors
  • Worked with The Brickman Group, TruGreen Land Care, div. ServiceMaster, Inc., Valley Crest Maintenance as well as numerous contractors, equipment manufacturers or suppliers.
  • Rick is an advocate for neglected and abused children and serves on the Board of Directors of Bellewood Homes for Children, Children's Alliance and Heroes Youth Mentoring.

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Contributor to trade magazines

Rick writes for PLANET News, Landscape Management, Lawn & Landscape, Landscape and Irrigation, and Commercial Dealer. Rick is a noted industry expert on increasing employee productivity, fleet management and equipment design, and is regularly quoted in trade and business publications. Have a tough business or technical question, but don't know where to turn? Need advice on how to take your business to the next level? Rick is a seasoned industry veteran and a PLANET Trailblazer and is standing by to give you real-world advice gained through his own experiences.

National trade show speaker

Rick has addressed, held speaking engagements or seminars for the following: Green Industry Conference, International Lawn & Power EXPO (seminars), NJ Landscape Contractors Association Annual Meeting, NY State Landscape Contractors Association Annual Meeting, and Managed Student Career Days Landscape Maintenance Operations.


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