ST. PAUL, Minn. – Verdant Technologies is starting the new year with a new executive team member, Vice President of Sales Scott Harker.
His responsibilities will include managing customer relationships and product trials, bringing future products to current and developing key markets around the world and growing Verdant’s sales team. Harker joins the Verdant Technologies team with nearly 40 years of industry experience.
“Scott worked with Verdant in a consulting role in late 2020, and his work has already helped us advance customer engagement,” said Gordon Robertson, President of Verdant Technologies. “We are looking forward to Scott’s continuing contributions as we move forward into the market.”
Harker has a remarkable history of industry successes in senior roles with AgroFresh Inc., Sinclair Systems and Crown Label. He has launched sales programs in North American, Australia and New Zealand and managed key accounts across worldwide markets.
“My passion is helping people solve problems,” said Harker. “With Verdant, I am looking forward to meeting new customers, understanding the challenges they are facing in their industry and working with them to see how HarvestHold can address their challenges.”
Verdant’s announcement of Harker’s hiring comes just before the organization brings its HarvestHold technology to market in 2021. HarvestHold is one of Verdant Technologies’ solutions that will allow growers, packers, retailers and ultimately consumers to easily and safely delay the ripening process and extend the life of fruits, vegetables and flowers. Use of HarvestHold results in significant economies at each step in the chain, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
“This is a very exciting time to be part of the Verdant Technologies team. We have a strong team that understands the full potential of HarvestHold in this marketplace,” said Harker. “1-MCP is documented to be impactful, and HarvestHold delivers that technology in such a simple, easy way. I’m extremely excited to bring HarvestHold to markets around the world.”
Harker will operate from his home office in Utah with regular visits to the company’s headquarters location in St. Paul, Minnesota.
About Verdant Technologies
Verdant Technologies is an emerging leader in the technology industry and the maker of HarvestHold, a postharvest product life extension solution for produce and floral products. Verdant Technologies, an affiliate of privately-held Holiday Companies, has been in operations for over 20 years with a team of scientific minds and experienced leaders working in tandem to develop a portfolio of worldwide patented products. Verdant and its partners work together to deliver longer-lasting, better-quality products to more people in more places and reduce negative environmental impacts of food and floral supply chains. Verdant Technologies has corporate offices in St. Paul, Minn. For more information, visit www.verdant-tech.com.