February 10, 2021
AeroFarms Adds to Executive Leadership Team Including New VP Sales to Meet Increasing Demand at Retail
As our company continues to grow, so does our world-class executive team. We are excited to announce that industry leader Dane Almassy has joined as VP of Sales to help drive further retail expansion to meet increasing consumer demand for our safely grown, nutritious and delicious produce.
Since 2004, AeroFarms has been leading the way not only for indoor vertical farming but also agriculture from genetics to post harvest. AeroFarms has grown over 850 different varieties of crops and sees potential even beyond food production to extend to other verticals like pharmaceutical, cosmeceutical, and nutraceutical.
With almost 20 years of CPG sales experience with companies like Earthbound Farm, Aurora Organic Dairy, and PepsiCo, Dane Almassy combines his passion for sustainable agriculture and his expertise in strategic selling, supply chain innovation, category management, and field execution to lead Sales and expand distribution into new channels and geographies. He has his BA from University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
We have been in major expansion mode with major announcements this past year of the build-out in Abu Dhabi UAE of what will be the largest R&D Indoor Vertical Farm of its kind and the launch of the first ever municipal indoor vertical farming program in the United States with the City of Jersey City (NJ) and the World Economic Forum Healthy Communities and Cities initiative. To help meet this growth, we have made other key hires to build out its leadership team. Andreas Sokollek, Stacy Kimmel, PhD, and MaryAlice Feinstein joined AeroFarms over a year ago as Chief Operating Officer, VP of R&D, and Chief People Officer respectively, and Mark Boyland joined during the summer of 2020 as General Counsel. In addition to these key executive hires, AeroFarms added last year to its Board of Directors James C. (Jim) Borel, with over 40 years of experience in the global agriculture and food industry.
“These key executive hires, each with deep industry expertise, have been helping us further capitalize on opportunities around the world as we continue to scale and build out our incredible culture and team, all aligned around our mission of growing the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity,” said David Rosenberg, AeroFarms Co-Founder and CEO.