New Chief Revenue & Marketing Officer Gordon Robertson and Team Bring Unique Industry Breadth and Depth

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Oct. 05, 2020) Assem­bling an expert team to lead the evo­lu­tion of a com­pa­ny spurring inno­va­tion in the biotech­nol­o­gy indus­try is a chal­lenge worth pur­su­ing. Recent­ly launched Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies™ is meet­ing that high bar by expand­ing its peo­ple cap­i­tal with lead­ers with proven suc­cess in their areas. 

Chief Rev­enue and Mar­ket­ing Offi­cer (CRMO) Gor­don Robert­son joins Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies CEO Ron Erick­son and Pres­i­dent Jon Fobes to lead the company’s com­mer­cial efforts. Robert­son has more than 30 years of indus­try and sec­tor expe­ri­ence as the for­mer chief rev­enue offi­cer of Apeel Sci­ences, and held exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent roles at Sun World Inter­na­tion­al and Campbell’s Soup Com­pa­ny.

“Bring­ing Gor­don into our orga­ni­za­tion ear­ly on to craft our go-to-mar­ket strat­e­gy is a sig­nif­i­cant step for­ward,” said Pres­i­dent Jon Fobes. “Gor­don has exper­tise in the indus­try, a mas­tery of brand­ing and sales and has liai­son expe­ri­ence that will be key as we man­age part­ner­ships that range from grow­ers to super­mar­ket exec­u­tives.”

Addi­tion­al key lead­ers added to the Exec­u­tive Team include: 

  • Chief Admin­is­tra­tive Offi­cer Bob Nye is respon­si­ble for Human Resources, Man­age­ment Prac­tices, Infor­ma­tion Tech­nol­o­gy, Facil­i­ty Man­age­ment, Risk Management/Safety, and Reg­u­la­to­ry Com­pli­ance. Nye has over 30 years of expe­ri­ence as a senior exec­u­tive in retail and whole­sale man­age­ment. He is the for­mer vice pres­i­dent of human resources for Hol­i­day Com­pa­nies.
  • Vice Pres­i­dent of Finance Bryan Roberts leads Finan­cial Plan­ning & Analy­sis, Risk Analy­sis, Account­ing, Finance, Trea­sury, Inter­na­tion­al Com­merce and Investor Rela­tions (Finan­cial). Roberts has over 20 years man­age­ment expe­ri­ence in finan­cial plan­ning & analy­sis and account­ing. Roberts also brings a back­ground in retail, whole­sale and sup­ply chain indus­tries.
  • Vice Pres­i­dent Oper­a­tions Joe Sarageno man­ages Sci­en­tif­ic Ini­tia­tives, Patent Man­age­ment Pro­duc­tion Oper­a­tions, and Man­u­fac­tur­ing Tri­als. Sarageno was an engi­neer­ing spe­cial­ist at 3M for 32 years and is an expert in web-based man­u­fac­tur­ing process­es, flex­o­graph­ic print­ing, and UV cur­ing. He also brings project man­age­ment acu­men for the devel­op­ment of new prod­ucts and prod­uct line exten­sion.
  • Lynn Ander­son serves as Exec­u­tive Advi­sor to Ver­dant on busi­ness exe­cu­tion, legal mat­ters and board rela­tions. Ander­son was exec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent and gen­er­al coun­sel for Hol­i­day Com­pa­nies for 30 years. 

“This exec­u­tive team has the busi­ness acu­men in addi­tion to the breadth and depth in tech­ni­cal, sci­ence and retail sec­tors that make them unique­ly posi­tioned to help Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies grow from a foun­da­tion of con­tin­u­ous inno­va­tion and uncom­pro­mis­ing qual­i­ty,” said Fobes. “We believe that our tech­nol­o­gy can sig­nif­i­cant­ly impact prod­uct val­ue, reduce food waste, and increase the reach of tra­di­tion­al sup­ply chains. Their col­lec­tive wis­dom in an indus­try where busi­ness cred­i­bil­i­ty is crit­i­cal means we can be trust­ed to set new bench­marks with our offer­ings.” 

The exec­u­tive team will oper­ate from the company’s head­quar­ters loca­tion in St. Paul, Min­neso­ta. 

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 Tech­nolo­gies’ solu­tions will allow grow­ers, pack­ers, retail­ers and ulti­mate­ly con­sumers to safe­ly delay the ripen­ing process and extend the life of fruits, veg­eta­bles and flow­ers while reduc­ing green­house gas emis­sions. Verdant’s first inno­v­a­tive tech­nol­o­gy offer­ing to the mar­ket, HavestHold™, will help pro­vide nour­ish­ment to more peo­ple in more places start­ing in Q1 2021. Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies is dri­ven by its part­ner­ships with cus­tomers, work­ing togeth­er to enhance prof­itabil­i­ty while max­i­miz­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty and solv­ing per­isha­bil­i­ty issues in the sup­ply chain.

About Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies™

Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies™ is an emerg­ing leader to the biotech­nol­o­gy indus­try, offer­ing Har­vestHold™ prod­uct life exten­sion tech­nol­o­gy for flo­ral and pro­duce prod­ucts. Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies and its part­ners work hand-in-hand to reduce neg­a­tive envi­ron­men­tal impacts while deliv­er­ing fresh­er, more nutri­tious pro­duce and enhanced flo­rals to more peo­ple in more places. Ver­dant Tech­nolo­gies™ has cor­po­rate offices in St. Paul, Min­neso­ta. For more infor­ma­tion, vis­it www.verdant-tech.com