Harvest’s team shares a common goal: define a new path for organic materials. Our diverse experience spans the fields of composting, renewable energy, product marketing, construction, finance and government affairs. Our combined expertise provides powerful leadership for shepherding in a new vision for managing organic materials.
PAUL SELLEW is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Harvest Power Canada Ltd. and of Harvest Power, Inc. Paul has been a leader in the organics industry for more than 25 years. In 1982 he founded Earthgro, Inc., which grew to be the second largest producer of compost-based lawn and garden products in North America. He has also founded and led International Process Systems, Inc. (composting technology provider), Allgro, Inc. (compost marketing firm), Environmental Credit Corp. (carbon credit creation and trading), and Backyard Farms (hydroponic greenhouse tomato producer). Paul graduated from Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
JEFF KNAPP is Harvest’s Senior Vice President of Human Resources. For over 20 years, Jeff has held Senior HR Leadership roles in a number of dynamic companies including ARAMARK and Take Care Health (a division of Walgreens). Jeff earned a B.A. from Mount Vernon Nazarene University, M.Div. (summa cum laude) from Nazarene Theological Seminary, and is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).
JOHN EUSTERMANN is Harvest’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. Prior to joining Harvest’s executive team, John was a partner with the law firm of Stoel Rives, LLC, one of the leading renewable energy law firms in the U.S. John was the head of the firm’s biomass initiative, regularly listed in Best Lawyers of America and recognized as one of “America’s Leading Business Lawyers” by Chambers USA. John’s practice focused on project development and finance in the alternative fuels, renewable energy and clean technology sectors. John’s education consists of a J.D. from Seattle University in 1994, an M.B.A. from University of Notre Dame in 1989, and a B.A. from University of Notre Dame in 1987. John is admitted to practice in Idaho, California, Oregon and Washington.
JOSEPH A. KOLLOCK III is the Senior Operations Leader for Mid Atlantic. Joe has been in the industry for 30 years and has extensive experience in Supply Chain Management, Operations, Finance and Copacker Development and Relations. Joe’s father started Coastal Supply Company, Inc. in 1969, but it wasn’t until Joe entered into the family business in 1983 that the company entered the Lawn and Garden Industry. Joe grew the company from $1 million to $65 million in revenue. Joe graduated in 1983 from the University of Delaware with a B.S. in Economics.
WAYNE H. DAVIS is a Co-Founder of Harvest Power Inc. and Vice President for Community and Government Affairs. Mr. Davis is also Chairman of the Board of the American Biogas Council, a 150+ member organization promoting anaerobic digestion and the biogas industry, and helped co-found the Bioenergy Association of California, on whose board of directors he also serves. Before joining Harvest, Wayne was co-founder and General Counsel of Backyard Farms, LLC of Madison, Maine and Chief Compliance Officer for Fidelity Brokerage Company. Wayne graduated magna cum laude from both Harvard Law School and Williams College.
STEVE LIFFERS is Harvest’s Senior Vice President of Consumer Products. Steve has been active in the North American lawn and garden industry for over 30 years. He has held Senior Leadership roles in a number of dynamic consumer products companies including Coastal Supply Company, Earthgro and Harmony Products. He is recognized as a leader, expert and early adopter in the organic, natural and sustainable products marketplace. Steve earned a B.A. from Lehigh University and currently serves as the President of the Mulch and Soil Council, the industry association for soil and mulch producers throughout North America