Tina Baumgaertner has been promoted to Sales Manager Golf for Rain Bird Europe as successor to Didier Genty who has moved into a more senior role as Director, International. Reporting directly to Tina is the latest recruit for Central Europe, Sven Weinberger.

Since joining Rain Bird in 2020 as Regional Sales Manager for Central and Eastern Europe Tina has been developing business relationships in her territory and recruiting new staff to boost the experienced team that spans Europe. Tina’s previous robust international experience at key companies in Germany included Schneider Electrics, Honeywell and Circor. Her dynamism, proven ability to deliver results and goal orientation will support Rain Bird Golf growth ambitions in Europe.

Reporting directly to Tina, Sven Weinberger has significant greenkeeping and irrigation experience gained at Fürth and Lauterhofen Golf Clubs, Schmidmühlen Golf and Country Club as well as project management at architectural and development firm BTT Bauteam Tretzel. Assistant Head Greenkeeper at Fürth Golf Club since 2017, he began his greenkeeping career in September 2005 and after completing advanced Greenkeeper and Head Greenkeeper training at the Deula Bayern Academy of Landscaping Weihenstephan, he graduated top of class, receiving a Bavarian State Government Master’s Award.

Sven comments: “I took my first steps in greenkeeping 12 years ago and since then I’ve been fascinated by golf. With national and international experience and my recent specialisation in golf course irrigation, I’m looking forward to sharing my expertise with users to help them find the best solution and master irrigation challenges”.

When Sven is not working on a golf course, he enjoys soccer, being with his wife and dog in the forest or at Lake Garda.