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 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 40 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.
Mark actively supports the local school and community and is a well-respected business leader.
Vice President of Operations
Shane Anderson,Vice President of Operations, has been with GVM since he was a teen, beginning in shipping, engineering, and his last role as Plant Manager. Shane is responsible for overseeing the daily operations of engineering, manufacturing, and the purchasing departments. He is a graduate of Penn State University with a degree in Industrial Engineering.
Vice President, Sales & Marketing
As Vice President of Sales and Marketing for GVM, Joe engages with dealers to bring GVM products to new and existing customers. Joe has extensive experience in the ag industry, having worked as Territory Salesman and Sales Manager, and even working in the family business while in school. He graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s degree in Operations Management and a minor in Economics.
“I couldn’t imagine working in another industry. Ag is one of the most exciting industries to work in and I am happy to be part of something that is so vital to the rest of the country.”