Few people in history are recognizable by only one name: Madonna, Prince, Elvis, and of course, AVIAN’s very own TURF.
Born and raised in Long Island, New York, William “TURF” Siegel, received his call sign while serving in the United States Navy. If you aren’t shy, ask him about it sometime.
Although he has two 30 year careers under his belt, TURF’s AVIAN career started about six years ago when he worked with AVIAN’s founder, Jeff Sherman, on the Multi-Mission Helicopter Program, PMA-299, supporting organic air mine countermeasure testing.
TURF enjoys the trust and flexibility he experiences working at AVIAN.
“Number seven on my list of principles to live by is ‘Ride for the Brand’,” Turf said when referring to the company. “AVIAN was founded on strong guiding values that make me proud to call myself an AVIAN employee.”
When he’s not at work, TURF loves spending time researching Rock and Roll song of the 1950s and 60s and teaching his great grandson, Rocco, the joys of horse farming. TURF and his wife Kathleen have been happily married for 56 years and have five children.