Management Team

ROBERT BURCH  CHAIRMAN

Bob is chief executive officer of UgMO Technologies. In addition, he is chief executive officer of Red Badge, Inc., a real estate and venture capital corporation, co-founder of Everlands, a worldwide outdoor lifestyle membership club, and co-founder of Asian American Partners. Bob was the co-founder of Eagle’s Eye, a successful retail clothier, and an early-stage investor in numerous companies including Internet Capital Group, Jawbone, Color Kinetics and Voss Water. He has a B.A. from Denison University.

BRIAN DALMASS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Brian has an extensive background in sales and operations, executing and delivering results from very large operations to start up and turnaround companies. He was most recently the Vice President and General Manager for the Affinion Group and prior to that was the Senior Vice President of Field Operations for DIRECTV, before becoming the company’s President of the Network Solutions Division. His past experience also includes roles with 1800Flowers.com as the Vice President of Sales and Corporate Marking and a variety of positions with Cendant Corporation including Executive Vice President, Division Vice President and Vice President of Marketing.

MARK McCAREL CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Mark brings many years of experience in turf management from working in the golf Course Maintenance Business managing high-end golf clubs in the Northeast. He has a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Bowling Green State University and an Associate’s Degree in Turfgrass Science from The Ohio State University. His extensive field experience brings practical application solutions to UgMO’s product lines

 

Sales Team

KEVIN BUTLER VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES - EASTERN REGION

Kevin brings broad professional experience to UgMO.  He started his career as the kicker for the Chicago Bears NFL football team for 11 years and was a member of the 1985 Superbowl Champions. After football, he has held several management roles including President of Gridiron Golf and NFL Pro Shop, VP of Sales of the Production Group International and Director of Marketing at the The Joseph Company.  Kevin can be heard weekly throughout Georgia and the Southeast on the University of Georgia radio coverage of the Pre-Game, Post-Game and Sunday Brunch during the football season. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and the only kicker inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame.

 

Research and Development

JAY SPECTOR TEST ENGINEER & PRODUCTION MANAGER

Jay has many years of experience in the electronics industry working with large companies including Motorola and Hewlett Packard as well as smaller companies and startups. He has held positions in manufacturing, production management, software and hardware development, test engineering, and project management. Jay has an Associate’s Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from Bucks County Community College and studied Computer Information Systems at Delaware Valley College.

ROBERT KIRKNER EMBEDDED SOFTWARE ENGINEER

Robert brings a wealth of experience in embedded software design and development and possesses a great deal of consumer product development expertise in areas of Wireless communications and Modern Cable Television technologies to name a few.  His broad range of engineering experience offers innovative and efficient solutions to UgMO's wireless irrigation products and systems.  He holds of B. S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from Penn State University as well as advanced education certificates in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and Penn State University.

TIM VARLEY SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT LEAD

For over 20 years Tim has worked with several startup tech companies in the UK, Cleveland, Boston and New York and now Philadelphia. He is an inventor and is proud that one of his inventions was nominated for a Smithsonian Award. He is passionate about technology and how it helps people in ways they did not realize. He studied computer science in Oxford, UK. In his spare time he enjoys escaping to the virtual world of Azeroth (World of Warcraft).

 

Field Operations / Customer Service

DEREK PRUYNE DATA ANALYST

Derek joined the UgMO team as a Data Analyst in 2017 bringing with him a diverse background in turfgrass management and research. Derek earned his B.S. in Turfgrass Science and M.S. in Agronomy from Penn State University in 2011 and 2014 respectively. Before joining UgMO Technologies, his previous work experiences included golf course and professional baseball field management, field and greenhouse research, and three years as a Sr. Research Specialist in turfgrass biotechnology. Derek’s primary goal with UgMO is to provide field operations and our customers data-driven insights into irrigation practices to promote efficient and effective landscape management.

PATRICIA IMPORTICO ACCOUNTS MANAGER

Pat brings over 30 years of experience in corporate accounting and supervises daily operation of the corporate accounting team. Pat holds a Bachelor's degree in Accounting from LaSalle University and is pursuing her Finance MBA from Penn State University. She has held many positions including Corporate Controller, for TOPCALL Corporation, Senior Accountant for Stryker Corporation, Morgan Truck Body, LLC and AmerisourceBergen Corporation