Shawn Spear has joined the Atlantic Golf & Turf team as assistant operations manager, bringing a unique background and an extensive knowledge of seed, fertilizer and other products to the group.
“Shawn is kind of a turf unicorn,” AG&T partner John Garcia said. “He’s worked as a superintendent, an agronomist for an organic lawn care firm and he’s spent time in sales. We’re delighted to find someone who can add so much to our team and provide support and expertise in every market we serve.”
Spear is a Vermont native who most recently worked with Pure Solutions, a Massachusetts-based company focused on sustainable products for lawn care and pest control. Prior to that he managed a branch for Valley Green, a regional T&O distributor, and was a golf course superintendent. He studied at Stockbridge and earned his turf management degree from UMass.
“This feels like family already,” Spear said. “Scott Mackintosh was one of my instructors in school and I’ve known several of AG&T’s partners for years. I couldn’t be happier to be part of the team.”
Spear will primarily help manage operations, provide support to sales and build relationships with suppliers. He will also bring his extensive knowledge of seed blending to support AG&T seed manager Dave Silva. “I’m a huge advocate for intelligent seed selection and I hope to be a resource for Dave and our customers.”