New Vice Pres­i­dent of Sales Scott Hark­er to lead Ver­dant in Bring­ing Har­vestHold™ to Mar­kets in 2021

ST. PAUL, Minn. (Jan. 26, 2021) 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. 

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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