Co-Owner/Director of Maintenance Operations
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B.Sc. - Michigan State University,
Area of emphasis: Crop & Soil Science
M.Sc. - Michigan State University,
Area of emphasis: Botany & Plant Pathology
Ph.D. - The Ohio State University, 1997
Area of emphasis: Turfgrass Science
Upon completion of his Ph.D., Rob Golembiewski
was hired as an Assistant Professor of Horticulture at Montana State University, where he spent two and a half years establishing the turfgrass science program. Then he spent one and a half years as the Eastern U.S. Turf and Ornamental research specialist for Dow Agro Sciences, evaluating pesticides and conducting research. Currently, Dr. Golembiewski is co-owner of Paramount Landscape & Maintenance located in Phoenix, AZ.
As co-owner of a landscaping business, Dr. Golembiewski spends his time interacting with customers, evaluating potential new properties, performing quality checks on existing properties, and providing additional help to the crews when needed. The rapid expansion of the turfgrass industry has provided Dr. Golembiewski with a solid business, with even more room for growth.
While earning his Ph.D. at OSU, Dr. Golembiewski had the opportunity to work with a well-respected faculty advisor, allowing him greater opportunities to interact with individuals whom have impacted his career. Dr. Golembiewski continues to network with other OSU alums on a regular basis, and not only on a professional level, but on a personal level as well. “The university and its faculty will always be a resource that I rely on.”
Dr. Golembiewski has found that just owning and running his own business is extremely rewarding. “There are not many individuals who have the opportunity in life to own a business, especially in their particular field of study.”