Our Team

Al Wilson - President & CEO

Al Wilson

President & CEO
Phone: (864)843-8100
Al incorporated Tri-State Pump & Control in 1994. His role as President involves guiding company growth by finding employees with high character and a willingness for daily engagement and fostering an atmosphere where those people can mature and learn how to provide excellent customer experiences. Al has a BA and MA from Furman University. He spent 9 years as a high school teacher, administrator and coach, before leaving the educational field to pursue a career in entrepreneurship. It was his interest in golf and irrigation that led him down the path to TSP. . In his free time, he enjoys fishing and spending time with family and friends on the lakes of Upstate South Carolina. Al and his wife, Janet, have two children and six grandchildren.
Aaron White - Service Technician

Aaron White

Service Technician
Phone: (864)843-8100
Straight out of high school, Aaron began his career with TSP in the summer of 2008. Now with over 10 years of experience under his belt, accompanied with his passion for engines and top-quality workmanship, Aaron has proven to be nothing less than an exemplary staple in the TSP team. If you need sharp reels and bedknives, Aaron is your guy! AKA our Reel Grinding Specialist. Outside of the shop, you can literally find Aaron outside!. Hunting or camping and enjoying the great outdoors with his wife, Ashley and their two kids.
Allen Posey - Service Technician

Allen Posey

Service Technician
Phone: (864)843-8100
At the age of 17, Allen moved from SC to Lakeland, FL to attend college where he received an Associate’s degree in Maintenance Technology. Though his career in the golf course industry began in FL, much to the advantage of our company, Allen moved back to SC where he served as the head mechanic at The Cliffs in Keowee Springs, then came to TSP in April 2018. Now with over 30 years of small engine and golf course experience, accompanied with his team-player approach and self-motivated work ethic, Allen is essential to our TSP team of service technicians. Allen and his wife, Candee have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.
Brad Modjewski - Service Technician

Brad Modjewski

Service Technician
Phone: (864)843-8100
In 2014, we welcomed Brad Modjewski to our team of technicians. Serving in the golf course industry since 2007, Brad's first employment was located in the Sandhills of North Carolina. Thriving as a top notch field technician with his friendly demeanor and excellent repair skills, Brad is the epitome of commitment; he WILL revive your mower to prime operating condition. Brad enjoys playing golf and exercising, and watching sports such as motocross, football, and hockey. Brad and his wife, Tara, relocated to Pinehurst, NC from Wisconsin and have two beautiful children, Brooks and Vada. Together, their family loves to camp at the beach and spend time outdoors.
Brent Anders - Territory Sales Manager - Western

Brent Anders

Territory Sales Manager - Western
Phone: (864)843-8100
Brent began his career full time with TSP in the spring of 1997, with a degree in Electrical and HVAC. In the beginning, his position was a service technician for pump stations and industrial control systems. As the company grew, Brent’s job transitioned for service to sales as Western Golf Irrigation Sales Manager. During the early years of his position in sales, Brent was successful cultivating relationships and business, which led to him being selected as Rain Bird’s “National Salesman of the Year” in 2007. Brent has a wife and two wonderful children. His family shares several hobbies together, which include restoring classic vehicles and enjoying outdoor events such as hunting and fishing.
Brett Satterfield - Pump Station Business Manager

Brett Satterfield

Pump Station Business Manager
Phone: (864)843-8105
As a Certified Irrigation Designer, Brett began his career at TSP in March of 2003 and has since earned two degrees in Architecture and Construction Engineering from Greenville Technical College and specializes in pump station design. Brett manages the Pump station Division by working with our sales and manufacturing teams to provide pump station solutions for the Water Industry. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, kayaking, restoring Jeeps and yard work. He and his wife, Jessica, have two sons.
Cale Bigbee - Parts Manager

Cale Bigbee

Parts Manager
Phone: (864)843-8126
Born, raised, and educated in the state of South Carolina is our Parts Manager, Cale Bigbee. Often referred to as a "walking, talking parts manual", Cale is your main go-to for all things parts related! A graduate from the University of South Carolina, Cale joined our TSP crew in March of 2008, and is stellar employee! Cale not only stays busy during the work week to provide our customers with an excellent service experience, he and his wife Kellie, along with their two great kids, serve faithfully in their church, enjoy spending time together and staying up to date on everything sports related.
Christian Lloyd - Operations Manager

Christian Lloyd

Operations Manager
Phone: (864)843-8109
Christian or "Chris" came to TSP in the Fall of 2014. In his role at TSP, Christian oversees warehouse operations, including shipping, receiving and equipment and parts inventory. He has an Associates Degree in Applied Science in Business Management from Greenville Technical College. Christian’s background includes time with the U.S. Army, Military Intelligence, National Security Agency, and various positions performing warehouse and customer service operations for Fortune 500 companies. He enjoys basketball, golf, shooting, fishing and spending time with his wife, Sarah, and son, Joshua.
Cindy Tinsley - Accounts Receivable Manager

Cindy Tinsley

Accounts Receivable Manager
Phone: (864)843-8119
Cindy came on board TSP in May 2008. Cindy attended Tri- County Technical College and study Secretarial Science and Accounting. As the Accounts Receivable Manager, Cindy performs various accounting duties and handles equipment invoicing as well as warrant registrations. She enjoys the outdoors, camping, boating and offshore fishing with her husband, Russ.
Espirivion “Speedy” Ramirez - Pump Station Welder & Fabricator

Espirivion “Speedy” Ramirez

Pump Station Welder & Fabricator
Phone: (864)843-8100
Speedy began working at TSP in the Spring of 2003 as a fabrication helper. Having been trained in his home country of Mexico as a welder, Speedy's work ethic and craftsmanship quickly was recognized and is now a valuable member of the TSP team as Lead Fabricator. The upstate of SC is now his home after emigrating from Mexico in 1999. Speedy and his wife Penaloza are the proud parents of 4 children.
Eunice Merritt - Accounting Clerk

Eunice Merritt

Accounting Clerk
Phone: (864)843-8103
Eunice received an Associate’s Degree from Greenville Technical College and immediately began her career in the corporate realm, receiving many years of experience in different administrative roles. She began working for TSP in 2006 as Accounts Payable representative and retired in 2015. Since her retirement, she has worked part time providing support in the Accounting Department. She has been married to her husband, Richard, for 30 years. They have raised two daughters and have eight grandchildren.
Janet Wilson - Chief Financial Officer

Janet Wilson

Chief Financial Officer
Phone: (864)843-8100
As Co-Owner and with a strong accounting background, Janet is responsible for supporting all the accounting and administrative functions at TSP. She believes that excellent customer service is delivering beyond what is expected—way beyond. In her free time, you can find Janet at her book club, playing bridge or jigsaw puzzles, shopping at junk stores, and spending time with her grandkids—of which she and her husband, Al, have six.
Jason Gravely - Pump Station Manufacturing Manager

Jason Gravely

Pump Station Manufacturing Manager
Phone: (864)843-8107
Jason was hired in November 1999, making him one of the first full time employees of TSP. In an ever-changing workforce, Jason's dedication and loyalty to the TSP company remains steadfast. Before joining the team at TSP, he was an automotive technician with Honda and a few independent shops. He still enjoys working on cars and tinkering with anything that has an engine. When he’s not working, you can also find him at the lake with his wife and children.
Jeri Burgess - Warehouse Manager

Jeri Burgess

Warehouse Manager
Phone: (864)843-8125
With over 25 years of Shipping/Receiving experience, Jeri came to TSP in May 2018, as our Warehouse Manager… and our warehouse has never looked better! Master of the forklift, Jeri works with excellence and accuracy to fill all in-house TSP parts orders, and does it with a smile on her face. Jeri is the ideal team player to her coworkers and is a priceless asset to the TSP company. She and her loving husband, Chad have two children and two beautiful granddaughters.
John Heller - Service Technician

John Heller

Service Technician
Phone: (864)843-8100
John joined our fantastic team of service technicians in April 2019, and hit the ground running on day 1! With education in Farm Mechanics and Irrigation, John knows his way around a shop, but his experience and expertise comes in the form of small engines. John has already proven to be a remarkable hire with noticeable ambition and dedication to the TSP mission of excellence.
John White - Territory Sales Manager - Southern

John White

Territory Sales Manager - Southern
Phone: (864)843-8100
John graduated from ABAC with an associate’s degree in Plant Biology. He has been in golf equipment sales since 2001, and joined TSP in January 2019, as an Account Manager for the GA, Northern FL territories. John enjoys hunting, fishing, and sports. He and his wife, Amy, have four children: Mary Grace, Sarah Beth, John Michael, and Judah.
Lee Carmichael - Territory Sales Manager - Coastal

Lee Carmichael

Territory Sales Manager - Coastal
Phone: (864)843-8100
Joining our team in October 2013, is Lee Carmichael. Lee has an Associate Degree in Golf Course Technology from Horry Georgetown Technical College. He spent 11 years as a golf course superintendent; he also worked in irrigation design and installation and was co-owner and operator of a landscape company. In his current role, he works to meet the equipment needs of TSP clients in a professional and timely manner. Lee enjoys golf, hunting, the beach, and spending time outdoors. He and is wife, Margret, have two children: Dylan and Gressette.
Md. Rezaul " Reza" Hasan - Warranty & Service Specialist

Md. Rezaul " Reza" Hasan

Warranty & Service Specialist
Phone: (864)843-8100
Reza joined TSP in September of 2016 as Warranty & Service Assistant. Before joining TSP, he spent 15 years working in the Middle East (KSA, Kuwait), South Africa, and Bangladesh in the field of General Management, Export, IT, Wholesale Retail and Customer Service. During his free time, he loves to read, watch cricket and spending time with his wife Sumaya, daughter Sarah and son Abdullah. Reza holds an Associate Degree in Science and a Professional Diploma in Information & Communication Technology from IICT, KUET Bangladesh.
Nicole Davis - Marketing Coordinator

Nicole Davis

Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (864)843-8121
Nicole left the medical field to join our TSP family as a service dept. assist in April 2017, bringing with her +15 years of administration and business office experience. Recently transitioning from service to marketing, Nicole steam rolls into the future of TSP with her passion for graphic design and social media networking. Most known for her love for the South Carolina Gamecocks, Nicole faithfully serves as a leader at her church alongside her husband, Adam. Together, they enjoy riding in their Jeep and spending quality time with their two adorable children: Colt (9) and Avery Kimber (5).
Rebecca "Becky" Owens - Customer Service Rep.

Rebecca "Becky" Owens

Customer Service Rep.
Phone: (864) 843-8124
Becky comes to us as a graduate of Tri-County Technical College with an Associates Degree in Accounting and as a former Financial Clerk in retail sales which would explain her impeccable customer service skills. Becky now serves as Service Dept. Assistant aka the service manager's right hand woman! Newlywed to her husband Justin, in her spare time she serves as a volunteer with special needs gymnastics at Foothills Gymnastics and Cheer Center. We are so excited to have this young lady on our team!
Ruby Robinson - Accounts Payable Manager

Ruby Robinson

Accounts Payable Manager
Phone: (864)843-8120
After spending over 25 years owning and managing her own businesses, Ruby came to work for TSP as our Accounts Payable Manager in 2015. In addition to her accounting role, Ruby also handles all Human Resource tasks. Ruby describes her decision to join TSP by saying, “One of the reasons I decided to take the job at TSP is because it’s a family owned business and Janet and Al make you feel like you are part of their family”. Ruby’s faith, family, friends and her animals are all important to her and states, “At this point in my life spending time with my grandchildren is what gives me the most joy”. She and husband Tim, have been married 36 years and have two sons and two grandchildren.
Sandra "Sandy" Sanders - Shipping & Receiving Clerk

Sandra "Sandy" Sanders

Shipping & Receiving Clerk
Phone: (864) 843-8125
From school teacher, to cake decorator, to assistant department manager, and while most of her background is in textiles, Sandra can do it all!... and she does it in excellence! This sweet-spirited, hard-working lady joined TSP in April of 2019, as our warehouse assistant and makes sure your parts orders are filled and ready for delivery. Sandra is married to Bill Sanders, 2 boys Jason & Jamie, and bonus daughter, Robyn, and 8 grand kids.
Steven Terrell - Territory Sales Manager - Southeast

Steven Terrell

Territory Sales Manager - Southeast
Phone: (864)843-8100
Steven has been with TSP since June of 2009, and has been working hard introducing TSP to customers along the coast. Prior to joining TSP, Steven was a project manager with Bayer Chemical after managing his family’s Bishopville, SC farm. He holds a degree in Marketing from Clemson University. In his free time, you will find Steven spending time with his son, Paul, fishing, hunting, or just enjoying the outdoors. “I am excited about be part of the TSP family and representing the company in new markets.”
Terry Gowens - Grounds & Maintenance

Terry Gowens

Grounds & Maintenance
Phone: (864)843-8100
Terry began at TSP in April of 2016, after spending 8 years working as a landscaper and 15 years in textiles. Terry diligently cares for TSP's Liberty campus grounds and buildings. Terry lives with and cares for his elderly mother and enjoys spending time with his son, Travis.
Terry Smith - Controls Engineer

Terry Smith

Controls Engineer
Phone: (864)843-8108
Terry joined TSP in April 2003. Prior to that, was in the military for 20 years as an Aviation Electronics Technician in USMC. Received an Associate in Industrial Electronics Technology from Greenville Tech in 2000. In the role as Pump and Irrigation Control Specialist, responsible for the design and construction of the pump station control packages.
Tom Benners - Sales Manager

Tom Benners

Sales Manager
Phone: (864)843-8100
A valuable asset to the TSP team since August 2012, Tom has a Bachelor of Science in Agronomy with a concentration in Golf and Sport Turfgrass Management from Mississippi State University.Tom started working on golf courses at the age of 16; he loves the unity and support superintendents give to each other in the golf industry. In his free time he enjoys camping, fishing, snowboarding, surfing, and spending time on the water.
Tommy Howard - Service Manager

Tommy Howard

Service Manager
Phone: (864)843-8104
In 1990, our Service Manager, Tommy began his career in a local small engine repair shop, eventually making the transition to the golf course industry in 1993, where he served as the equipment manager from 1998-2010, until joining the TSP team as a field service technician. While involved in TETAC, Tommy served as President of the local upstate SC Chapter 2008-2010. With his wife and 3 children, Tommy likes to spend his free time outdoors.
Tony LeRoy - Automation & Controls Specialist

Tony LeRoy

Automation & Controls Specialist
Phone: (864)843-8100
Tony joined TSP in the Summer of 2018, as our Automation and Controls Specialist. Currently enrolled with Clemson University to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Tony graduated from Seneca High School in 2011 and has since received the following degrees: Mechatronics degree in 2015, Industrial Electronics in 2015, and General Engineering Degree in 2018. Obviously, with such a wide variety of degrees in a short period of time, Tony's time is defined by work and school. However, he and his friends do manage to find some downtime, continuing to challenge their problem solving skills at the local "Escape Rooms" located in downtown Greenville.
Tripp Cobb - Vice President of Sales and Operations

Tripp Cobb

Vice President of Sales and Operations
Phone: (864)843-8100
With a North & South Carolina Golf Hall of Fame golf course architect as a grandfather, Tripp has been around the golf business his entire life. After managing dealers up and down the east coast for Rain Bird Golf, Tripp joined TSP in January of 2008, to direct the sales of the new turf equipment division. A graduate of Clemson University, Tripp currently leads the sales, service, and manufacturing operations of the company. In his free time he enjoys spending time with his family rooting for the Clemson Tigers and enjoying the Upstate of South Carolina outdoors. He and his wife, Shannon, have two sons.
Tyler Goff - Territory Sales Manager - Central

Tyler Goff

Territory Sales Manager - Central
Phone: (864) 843-8100
Graduate from Wayne Community College, Tyler holds a degree in Turfgrass Management and brings almost 15 yrs. experience with him as our new Central-Area Territory Account Manager. Tyler has a passion for golf and began his career early while working on golf courses at the age of 17. Starting as an assistant, then superintendent, for the past 8 years Tyler cherishes each and every relationship he has gained throughout the years and is excited for this new chapter as he continues to contribute to the great game of golf. In his free time he enjoys hunting, fishing, boating and anything and everything sports related. Tyler lives in Charlotte, NC with is wife, Lauren and their two dogs, Dezi and Laney.
William "Bill" Ledford - Service Technician

William "Bill" Ledford

Service Technician
Phone: 864)843-8100
With over 30 years of experience in the turf equipment industry, Bill started with TSP in 2009 and has benefited our company with his passion for taking care of our customers' issues in a timely and professional matter. He earned a Degree in Auto and Diesel from Gaston College and has certificates from the Equipment & Engine Training Council in hydraulics and electrical. In his free time, Bill enjoys golf, participating in the Shrine Go Kart Club, and spending time with his wife, Peggy, their daughter, son-in-law, two grandsons and granddaughter, Ashley.