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People on the Move: Hirings and promotions from Solitude Lake Management, Harvest Landscape Enterprises and more

August 18, 2020 -  By
Mychal Manolatos and Marc Bellaud (Photos: Solitude Lake Management)

Mychal Manolatos and Marc Bellaud (Photos: Solitude Lake Management)

Solitude Lake Management has named Mychal Manolatos as its new leader.

He is positioned to guide the company’s continued growth and success across the U.S. Manolatos joined SOLitude in 2016 and has more than 15 years of experience leading various teams and businesses across multiple industries. He has expertise and passion for driving client experience, colleague development and strategic growth.

Marc Bellaud will take on the new role of director of technical services. An industry veteran with nearly 30 years of experience, Marc upholds Solitude’s commitment to continuous education, teamwork, customer experience and premium service offerings and technologies. Throughout his career, Bellaud has been actively involved in advancing the science of aquatics as a good steward and widely respected thought leader.

These changes align with SOLitude’s continued mission to make water a more healthy and beautiful part of our world. Kevin Tucker, SOLitude’s Founder and former CEO, established the company’s strong foundation and shaped it for success as an industry leader, according to the company.

Harvest Landscape Enterprises hired Kevin Gear as a landscape designer to work on enhancement and reconstruction projects.

As a former professional horticulture intern at Walt Disney World, Gear was tasked with maintenance and design jobs throughout the entire Disney property. Having the opportunity to work in landscape maintenance gave Gear a clear understanding of the importance of native plant selection to achieve optimal success for long-term landscape design projects. Gear is a graduate of Penn State University where he obtained a B.S. in landscape contracting with an emphasis on design/build.

Harvest Landscape Enterprises also promoted Amanda Gray to vice president of marketing.

Gray reports directly to Harvest Landscape CEO Steven Schinhofen to oversee the development and implementation of the company’s marketing initiatives.

In her new role, Gray will continue to oversee strategic growth in new markets while leading corporate marketing initiatives to reach Harvest Landscape’s key audiences. She will primarily be focused on building clear and consistent brand messaging, increasing brand recognition and strengthening strategic partnerships. As the VP of marketing, Gray will serve as a key member of the executive management team while continuing to build relationships with our valued partners and clients.

Gray is a 20-year marketing expert and has been a leader in the common interest development industry for 10 years. Her previous roles include senior program manager, account executive, regional business development manager and director of sales and marketing. Gray is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in San Francisco.

Grunder Landscaping Co. (GLC) promoted Brent Grolnic to landkeeping consultant.

Grolnic has been a member of the landkeeping team since 2008. His passion for gardening and plants combined with his extensive experience makes him an asset for the team, GLC said in a statement.

Morbark appointed Bradley (Brad) Boehler as the successor to current vice president of Alamo Group’s Forestry and Tree Care Business Unit and president of Morbark Holdings, Dave Herr, effective Aug. 24, 2020.

Herr joined Morbark initially as a board director and then as its CEO in October 2016. He successfully led the company through a period of intense growth, operational improvement, acquisition and integration of complementary businesses, including Rayco Manufacturing and Denis Cimaf and finally, the transfer of ownership to Alamo Group in 2019.

Before joining Alamo Group, Boehler was president of the Skyjack Group, a major Canadian manufacturer of aerial lift equipment, including scissor lifts and telehandlers. Before joining Skyjack, he worked for seven years at Tigercat International in various engineering and technical positions.

He is a veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces, having served as an engineering officer in the Construction Engineering Section. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering granted by the University of Western Ontario and has completed the Executive Development Program at the Ivey Business School.

Sarah Webb

About the Author:

Sarah Webb is Landscape Management's associate editor. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Wittenberg University, where she studied journalism and Spanish. Prior to her role at LM, Sarah was an intern for Cleveland Magazine and a writing tutor.

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