New Vice Pres­i­dent of Prod­uct Todd Edg­ing­ton Heads Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies Prod­uct Group as Har­vestHold™ Enters New Mar­kets

ST. PAUL, MN. (April 20, 2021) Ver­dant™ Tech­nolo­gies has land­ed posthar­vest life exten­sion sci­en­tist, Todd Edg­ing­ton as its newest exec­u­tive team mem­ber. Edgington’s respon­si­bil­i­ties as Vice Pres­i­dent of Prod­uct will include plan­ning and man­age­ment of Ver­dant prod­ucts through­out their life cycle, serv­ing as a resource to grow­ers and bridg­ing the gap between Verdant’s inno­va­tion arm and its com­mer­cial enter­prise.

Ver­dant Pres­i­dent, Gor­don Robert­son stat­ed, “We are delight­ed to have Todd Edg­ing­ton on the Ver­dant team. Edg­ing­ton comes to us with sub­stan­tial prod­uct and tech­ni­cal mar­ket­ing expe­ri­ence on a glob­al lev­el with some of the largest orga­ni­za­tions in the food and food preser­va­tion indus­tries. The skills and expe­ri­ence he offers will be a tremen­dous boon to  expand­ing our com­mer­cial­iza­tion of unique pro­duce and flo­ral life-exten­sion prod­ucts.” 

Pri­or to Ver­dant, Edg­ing­ton led major prod­uct ini­tia­tives at Agrofresh, Chem­tu­ra AgroSo­lu­tions, BASF, and Syn­gen­ta and holds a Master’s degree in Horticulture/Postharvest Physiology/Microbiology from Wash­ing­ton State Uni­ver­si­ty. He began work with Ver­dant on March 15th.

“We all have to eat, peri­od. It is tru­ly a shame how much food is wast­ed glob­al­ly, and our pop­u­la­tion is grow­ing rapid­ly. What excites me most about join­ing Ver­dant is the pos­i­tive impact we can make on wastage and get­ting fresh pro­duce to peo­ple with lim­it­ed or no access – and accom­plish­ing this in a sus­tain­able way,” Edg­ing­ton said. “My goal is to uncov­er chal­lenges through­out the sup­ply chain from plant­i­ng to the retail shelf and help ensure con­sumers have the best eat­ing expe­ri­ence with their prod­ucts.” 

The addi­tion of this crit­i­cal role occurs just as Ver­dant enters inter­na­tion­al mar­kets with Har­vestHold, its break­through 1‑MCP tech­nol­o­gy life exten­sion solu­tion for fruits, veg­eta­bles, and flow­ers. Broc­coli, can­taloupe mel­ons, and toma­toes will be the first crops tar­get­ed with grow­ers and dis­trib­u­tors. Ver­dant has also demon­strat­ed promis­ing pre­lim­i­nary results on papayas and avo­ca­does. Addi­tion­al­ly, Ver­dant will con­tin­ue to focus on cut flow­ers and pot­ted plants, work­ing with their part­ner Chrysal Inter­na­tion­al and their dis­tri­b­u­tion net­work. 

“I look for­ward to help­ing Ver­dant reach the full poten­tial of its Har­vestHold brand across the glob­al mar­ket­place,” com­ment­ed Edg­ing­ton, “and the pow­er of our tech­nol­o­gy offers to be a true game chang­er in the pro­duce and flo­ral val­ue chain. 1‑MCP has been on the mar­ket for years and brought tremen­dous val­ue to the apple and pear mar­kets. Ver­dant has suc­cess­ful­ly devel­oped nov­el tech­nol­o­gy that over­comes sig­nif­i­cant logis­tics and appli­ca­tion chal­lenges, open­ing up pos­si­bil­i­ties for treat­ment on a wider vari­ety of crops.”

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About Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies

Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies is an emerg­ing leader in the ag 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