Staff Bios

bio-silas-harringtonSilas Harrington resides in Charleston SC and manages our South East territory. He has extensive experience working for wholesale distributors in his area, as well as experience in irrigation and lighting contracting. Silas is IA Certified and is well connected to his territory.

Tony Manna

Tony Manna lives in the Buffalo area and manages the Upstate / Western NY territory as well as some key accounts in the Albany area. Tony has experience as an owner of independent rep agency, a landscape lighting contracting business and managing a landscape product distributor. His passion, drive and experience are an asset to our organization and our customers.

Christopher Pine lives on Cape Cod and is the principal of C. Pine Associates. His sales territories include New England and Mid-Atlantic. Chris’s experience in the industry includes many years as a landscape and irrigation contractor and regional sales management with irrigation manufacturers. Chris is an experienced trainer, consultant and holds many certifications in the irrigation, landscape and landscape lighting industry.

We are honored and excited to welcome Kurt Thompson on our team as a developer, instructor and contributor for the IrriTech Training program. Kurt has been in the landscape and irrigation industry since 1980. He is one of only eight people in the world to hold current all eight of the Irrigation Association landscape/golf irrigation certifications. Kurt has been part of the development teams for 4 national certification programs, co-authored 6 training manuals, he is one of the 7 supervising regional instructors for the IA, responsible for developing and training over 30 other instructors. He has worked in the contracting, distribution and manufacturing sectors also trained and spoke for many of the national green industry associations, as well as state universities and colleges.

Olga ShvaykoOlga Shvayko’s background in retail management, customer service and financial services, coupled with an undergraduate degree in Management Science and Marketing allows her to support and develop our sales team, marketing and business systems.