AppHarvest (NASDAQ:APPH) has announced that Tony Martin has been named its chief operating officer. Martin will retain his board seat and will be responsible for optimizing production and revenue across AppHarvest’s four-farm network, which now consists of 165 acres of controlled environment agriculture (CEA). Martin previously worked for Windset Farms, one of the largest CEA producers in North America, and has served as a consultant in the CEA sector. He is also a board member of the Fruit & Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation, a non-profit organization that sets standards for the trade of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada.
Tony Martin has been named Chief Operating Officer (COO) of AppHarvest, a sustainable food company that operates large high-tech indoor farms to grow affordable, nutritious fruits and vegetables in Appalachia. Martin will continue to hold his position on the company’s board and will oversee efforts to optimize production and revenue across AppHarvest’s four-farm network, which covers a total of 165 acres of controlled environment agriculture (CEA).
The CEO of AppHarvest, Jonathan Webb, stated that he believes Martin’s background in CEA and his ability to optimize core operations and achieve revenue growth will help the company to become more profitable.
Martin added that AppHarvest is at a pivotal point in its development and is shifting its focus to operational excellence, and he sees a great opportunity for the company to leverage its CEA network at a time when both changing climate and major grocery retailers are looking for more sustainable solutions for year-round fruit and vegetable production.
Martin and the AppHarvest team are working to increase production and revenue by delivering high-quality produce efficiently and cost-effectively to major grocers and restaurants.
Tony Martin joined AppHarvest after a career of almost 12 years at Windset Farms, a leading CEA producer and marketer of indoor-grown crops in North America with over 250 acres in the US and Canada. During his time at Windset, Martin contributed to the growth of both infrastructure and revenue. He has also worked as a consultant in the CEA sector and is a member of the board of the Fruit & Vegetable Dispute Resolution Corporation, a non-profit organization that establishes standards for the trade of fresh fruits and vegetables in Canada.
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