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Slope Mower Leadership Team

Cross-Industry Trailblazers

Game-changing products and unmatched customer service don’t change industries alone. Our leaders spark growth and revolution through their commitment to pushing limits, solving problems, and continually pursuing more. Developed by a team of first-class specialists with over 50 years of combined expertise from the military and high-level industries including aerospace, heavy equipment, and industrial manufacturing, our machines are a reflection of our team: versatile, whip-smart, and 100% American-made.

[Michael Brandt, Chief Executive Officer]

A hands-on problem-solver and inspirational leader, Michael is spearheading RC Mowers' charge to revolutionize the commercial mowing industry. Having engineered groundbreaking technologies at companies including Raytheon, LifePort, and Lockheed Martin, Mike is equally experienced with and passionate about developing outstanding product solutions that drive new efficiencies, and more importantly, save lives.  LinkedIn | Phone

[Tim Kubista, Vice President Sales and Marketing]

Tim specializes in revenue growth, acquisition, sales training and building dealer networks – helping transform small businesses into powerhouse enterprises. He has had two companies on the INC 5000 list and comes to RC Mowers with vast knowledge of the commercial mowing industry, having contributed significantly to growth at Diamond Mowers. Tim brings over 30 years experience in leadership, strategy, people development, financial management and market expansion to lead RC Mowers’ sales and marketing teams.  LinkedIn | Phone | Email

[Ray Watkins, Chief Technology Officer]

Ray comes to the RC Mowers CTO role from an incredible 31-year career at Boeing. There, Ray worked his way from an aircraft electronics (avionics) technician to a senior manager in aircraft testing, and was recruited by the Boeing Phantom Works Division as a principal researcher for classified defense programs, where he worked to develop and improve weapons systems. Ray joined Boeing’s Corporate Strategy Office and developed strategies for investments in breakthrough aerospace and classified defense projects. Many of Ray’s process and system breakthroughs are still in use in Boeing factories or flying aboard Boeing aircraft today. We salute Ray’s service in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve as an aviator with flight time in multiple carrier-based aircraft and two combat deployments.  LinkedIn | Phone


Andy knows how to get the most efficiency, and the best quality out of his processes and from his people. As Director of Operations at Amphenol Unlimited Services, Andy oversaw 190 employees in production, engineering, quality, and maintenance. He’s also held management positions at fabricator MCL and snow/lawn equipment manufacturer, Ariens. Andy’s approach is hands-on, based in extensive experience, and refreshingly people positive. Mr. Sweeney oversees all operations within the RC Mowers Factory, Purchasing, and Engineering areas. LinkedIn | Email