TeamHarvest’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 ushering in a new vision for managing organic materials.
KATHLEEN LIGOCKIis the CEO of Harvest Power, Inc. She joined the company in January 2014 from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, where she worked with the firm’s greentech ventures on strategic challenges, scaling operations and commercialization.
Kathleen has served as chief executive officer of a Fortune 1000 auto supplier, Tower Automotive, and two early-stage companies — Next Autoworks Co., an American car company with a unique low-cost business model; and GS Motors, a Mexico City-based auto retailer owned by Grupo Salinas, a large Mexican conglomerate. She also founded her own consulting firm, Pine Lake Partners, where she provided counsel to companies at critical inflection points: start-ups, global expansion, and turnarounds. Earlier in her career, as a corporate officer with Ford Motor Company, Kathleen led the global Customer Service Division, Ford of Mexico, Ford of Canada, Worldwide Export Operations, Consumer Connect and Worldwide Marketing. Before joining Ford, Kathleen worked for United Technologies and General Motors. She has lived in both Europe and Mexico and has led operations in North and South America, Africa, the Middle East, Russia, China, Korea, Japan, India and Thailand.
Kathleen currently serves as a director of Lear Corporation, a Fortune 200 global auto supplier and APTwater, a venture-backed water technology company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in liberal studies from Indiana University, an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and honorary doctorates from Central Michigan University and Indiana University. Kathleen serves on the board of Indiana University Foundation and is an active volunteer in various community organizations that support women and children.
DAVID HITCHCOCKis Harvest’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations. In 2008, David retired at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel from the US Marine Corps. An F/A-18 Hornet pilot, his career spanned a variety of functional responsibilities, including operations, aircraft maintenance, training, strategic planning, logistics, and culminated with squadron command. Assignments included tours in Asia, Europe, the Pentagon, and combat service in both Iraq and Afghanistan. Since leaving active duty, David has held leadership positions in two early-stage clean technology companies. Most recently with Virent, a biofuels and biochemicals company, he established their Washington, DC office and was responsible for government affairs, external relations, marketing, and domestic and international business development efforts. Prior to Virent, David was an executive with Next Autoworks where he led the company’s plant site selection team as well as governmental affairs efforts at federal, state and local levels. Additionally, he supervised operational planning for Next’s first manufacturing facility and led their public relations and human resource management functions. David holds a BS from the Naval Academy and a MA from the Naval War College.