Ierardi Named Read Custom Soils General Manager

Wareham, MA — August 22, 2019 — Christopher Ierardi has been promoted to General Manager of the Read Custom Soils (RCS) Division of the A.D. Makepeace Company.

Ierardi, 50, joined the company in 2005 as a property manager and was assigned to the Custom Soils Division in 2016. Under his leadership, Read sales increased by some 20 percent in 2018.

Mr. Ierardi holds a bachelor of science degree in landscape architecture from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He lives in Bourne with his wife Kristina, and son.

RCS is New England’s most experienced precision blenders. It operates from a state-of-the-art blending facility in Carver, Mass., located in the heart of enormous reserves of USGA-quality sand, and from a Westford, Mass. wash plant and blending yard. It is New England’s leading provider of lightweight planting soil for green roof installations, stabilized stonedust for nature paths and pedestrian walkways, bioretention/raingarden soils, a proprietary blend for challenging urban tree planting, specialized soils for sports fields, and golf course materials, serving more than 300 golf courses throughout New England.

The A.D. Makepeace Company is the world’s largest cranberry grower, a founding member of the Ocean Spray co-op, the largest private property owner in Massachusetts, and a recognized leader in environmentally responsible land development and stewardship. The company acquired Read Custom Soils in 2011 and has maintained the highly respected RCS brand.