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President and Owner
Mark has been a part of GVM since his father established it in 1975. His career is hinged on entrepreneurship and innovation and he has an extensive background in the agriculture industry.
Mark grew up in the agriculture industry, beginning with working for his grandfather, baling hay in the summertime. Mark began his career in the early 70’s, when Jack Anderson, his father purchased a liquid fertilizer plant and started Andgrow Fertilizer. At Andgrow, Mark worked as an applicator. During the winter months, he worked at the plant where they manufactured the first foam markers in the industry and established GVM. Mark left college in 1982 and began working for GVM as a traveling salesman in the New England states. Mark was awarded the Eastern Region Star Agri-business award from the Future Farmers of America (FFA) and traveled to Australia and New Zealand to represent the FFA at the World Congress. In 1986, Mark became the General Manager of GVM and hired two salesmen to take his sales position. He purchased the company from his father in 1989. During his 23 years as President and Owner, Mark founded and developed AgJunction, which quickly grew to be a 10 million dollar company in just four years. Mark joined the Hemisphere Board of Directors in 2012, when AgJunction was acquired by Hemisphere.
Today, Mark leads GVM with over 30 years of experience in the agriculture industry. He has hired an experienced group of Vice Presidents to help him lead and manage the operations, whom he would confidently trust to run GVM in his absence. Mark aims for GVM to remain a family run business, and hopes that one day his sons, Joe and Shane will take over the company. Joe, a graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is the Sales Manager for Independent Ag Equipment, while Shane, a Penn State graduate, has assumed the role of GVM Plant Manager.
Mark actively supports the local school and community and is a well respected business leader.
Vice President of Finance/Controller
Denis has been with GVM for over 20 years. He is a graduate of Mount Saint Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Maryland where he studied finance and accounting. Denis is responsible for all Accounting and Human Resource functions at GVM.
Shane has worked in the family business since he was a teen, beginning in shipping and moving to engineering. After graduating from Penn state with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, Shane took on the role of Plant Manager, where he oversees all aspects of manufacturing as well as the engineering and purchasing departments.
Shane is proud to be part of a company that is meeting industry needs by continuously innovating, improving, and manufacturing some of the best equipment available.
Brandy is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science. Following graduation, Brandy worked as a Purchasing Agent for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice and as a Buyer for Integra LifeScience.
Brandy’s goal at GVM is to ensure that all materials needed for production arrive just-in-time, in addition to ensuring that GVM has an appropriate amount of inventory available for Distributors.
Fabrication, Production, and Safety Manager
Ron has been with GVM for over 20 years. Ron has held various positions within the company, including Assembly and Fabrication Supervisor. He is a graduate of Vale Technical Institute where he focused on Automotive Technology. Prior to joining GVM, Ron worked at Pennsylvania Fire Apparatus
Ron is thankful to be part of a fast-growing company that takes care of its employees and promotes teamwork and responsibility. His philosophy about work is, ‘Go to work every day and give it your all!’
Larry has personal experience in the industry in addition to over 18 years professional experience in product development and validation from his previous position at CNH. He is a professional engineer with a Master’s degree in Agricultural and Biological Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering from Penn State University.
Larry’s goal at GVM is to lead the engineering team in the development and validation of innovative technologies that will keep GVM on the cutting edge of application equipment now and into the future.