Scythe Robotics adds Mayberry, Motycka to team


Scythe Robotics has added a pair of experienced landscape industry professionals to lead its customer success efforts and product development: Michael Mayberry joins Scythe as customer success lead, and Emil Motycka as senior product manager.

Mayberry and Motycka will support the continued development and deployment of the company’s M.52 autonomous mower. Scythe reports that it has surpassed 7,500 reservations for M.52 from landscape contractors across the United States and it is currently mowing with multiple partners across Florida, Texas and Colorado.

“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,” says 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.”

Michael Mayberry

Michael 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. 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,” says 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.”

Emil Motycka

With more than two decades of experience in the green industry, Emil 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 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 aligns 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,” says Motycka “I firmly believe that technology can play a crucial role in addressing climate change. With its cutting-edge solutions and forward-thinking approach, I am excited to join Scythe and revolutionize how we approach landscaping.”

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