Position : CEO/Founder/Director
Summary and Biography
Experienced Agriculture and horticulture executive with over 34 years of experience (20 at CEO level)
Education BA in Business Administration-Accounting Concentration-Cal State University Stanislaus
Graduate education at Stanford-Completed the Executive program in 1998
Extensive training in Deming Style management (Quality of Work Life), Critical Thinking and Decision Making Theory
1975-1981-Operations Director and Plant Management Frozen Fruits and Vegetables-Patterson Frozen Foods; Flavorland Foods. Trained Refrigeration Engineer
1981-1986-Distribution Management-Canned Foods-Tri-Valley Growers (Largest Canner in the world in 1985)
1986-1991-Private Consulting, CEO and Marketing Management and Business Development-Good Earth Tea Company-Wild Rice Exchange, Odwalla.
1991-2008-CEO/CFO/COO Horticultural Enterprises-Greenheart Farms, Northwest Horticulture, Speedling, Inc.
2008-Present-Entrapeneur CEO/Founder-Earth Sense Energy USA
Worked for 2 years in Eastern Asia (Singapore and China; Kunming, Shanghai, Hong Kong) Traveled extensively in Western Europe and Middle East for tradeshows and technology exchange. Visionary driven and tough-minded leader striving for excellence in himself and his colleagues Huge network of farmers, retailers (Garden Centers, Grocery), business owners, management talent for prospecting Highest of integrity and values in business ethics