Boulder County, CO – (April 12, 2023) – Scythe Robotics, the company developing advanced, commercial-grade autonomous solutions for the landscape industry, has added a pair of experienced landscape industry professionals to lead its customer success efforts and product development as the company continues on its path toward full-scale production of its all-electric, fully autonomous commercial mower, Scythe M.52.
Michael Mayberry joins Scythe as customer success lead and Emil Motycka as senior product manager at the quickly growing Boulder County-based company that was founded in 2018.
“Michael and Emil bring extensive, meaningful industry experience to their roles that will be critical as M.52 is embedded in more and more landscape contractors’ operations,” said Jack Morrison, Scythe co-founder and CEO. “Their impressive expertise in landscaping technology adds a rare depth to our team that further propels us toward our mission of transforming how we care for our green spaces.”
Mayberry and Motycka will support continued M.52 development and deployment. Scythe has surpassed 7,500 reservations for M.52 from landscape contractors across the United States and it is currently mowing with multiple partners in Florida, Texas and Colorado.
Mayberry brings wide-ranging green industry experience to his role directing Scythe’s existing customer relationships to drive satisfaction and ensure successful robot deployment. Blending a passion for the outdoors with a deep interest in technology, he is skilled in digital systems development, field operations management, and strategic planning. Mayberry is a regular conference speaker and panelist who shares how technology can create new ways for the green industry to conduct business.
Rising from the field to executive leadership over the course of his decades-long career in the industry, Mayberry was most recently the Chief Technology Officer with Level Green Landscape in Upper Marlboro, Maryland where he directed the company’s strategic efforts and found ways for technology to support business goals while enhancing the company’s products and services.
“I’m excited to continue educating the landscape industry about the benefits of technology and robotics,” said Mayberry. “I know the potential M.52 holds to increase efficiency, stabilize labor problems, and grow revenues. I am eager to help our partners realize those benefits by making the most of the robots they deploy on their properties and training their teams to work in unison with the technology of the future.”
With more than two decades of experience in the green industry, Motycka is a seasoned product management leader with a proven record of developing innovative products that exceed customer expectations and drive business growth.
Mowing lawns from an early age, Motycka built a sizable local landscaping business throughout high school and college. This experience in the field launched him into product-focused roles at high-growth, venture-backed startups Rachio and Sunday as well as the industry giant TruGreen, where he served as director of digital technologies. Throughout his career, Motycka has overseen the entire product development process, from ideation to launch, with a particular focus on defining and delivering a positive customer experience that is aligned with business objectives.
"There is incredible opportunity for innovation in this industry through products that not only exceed customer needs but also leave the planet in a better state for future generations,” said Motycka “I firmly believe that technology can play a crucial role in addressing climate change. With its cutting-edge solutions and forward-thinking perspective, I’m excited to join Scythe and revolutionize how we approach landscaping.”