CHRIS CAREY JOINS HARVEST IN OPERATIONS LEADERSHIP ROLE

Date: May 31, 2017

HARVEST MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344, msorensen@harvestpower.com

CHRIS CAREY JOINS HARVEST IN OPERATIONS LEADERSHIP ROLE

Dynamic leader to support growth plans and operational improvement

WALTHAM, MASS. (May 31, 2017) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability, today announced that Christopher Carey is joining its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President, Operations, providing results-driven leadership for the company’s growth.

“Chris has a track record of building high performance teams while executing on growth and profit improvement strategies,” said Chris Kasper, CEO of Harvest. He continued, “The business of managing organics has continued to evolve, and Chris Carey will provide operational expertise to bring Harvest to the next level.”

Carey brings over 20 years of experience managing complex operations in the U.S. and China.  He was previously with Wheelabrator Technologies, Shanghai Environment Group, and Babcock Power, Inc., where he had a breadth of leadership roles including operations, sales, business development, maintenance, customer service, strategy, and contract negotiations.

“I am very excited to join Harvest,” said Carey. “It’s a great company doing important work aimed at improving our environment and addressing persistent societal challenges. I am confident that my background and experiences will be put to good use as part of this excellent team.”

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation, and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

 

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CHRISTOPHER MIRICK JOINS HARVEST AS GENERAL COUNSEL

Date: December 21, 2016

HARVEST MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344, msorensen@harvestpower.com

CHRISTOPHER MIRICK JOINS HARVEST AS GENERAL COUNSEL

Experienced attorney to support growth initiatives

WALTHAM, MASS. (December 21, 2016) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability, today announced that Christopher Mirick is joining its senior leadership team as Senior Vice President and General Counsel, adding expertise to support the next growth phase of the company.

“Chris’s vast experience in corporate legal matters in a variety of industries, coupled with his steady leadership style, is a perfect fit,” said Chris Kasper, CEO of Harvest. He continued, “By its nature, Harvest’s business of helping communities better manage their organics intersects society on many levels, and Chris’s background will be of great use as we drive innovation in this expanding business.”

Chris brings 18 years of experience representing diverse parties, having most recently served as partner in the New York office of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Chris has been recognized with awards including “Best Lawyers in America” and was listed among “Super Lawyers” by New York Metro.

“I am thrilled to join the Harvest team,” remarked Chris Mirick. “I look forward to helping the company advance organics diversion and recycling across North America.”

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

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HARVEST ANNOUNCES MERGER WITH SEI

Wood Recycling Facility Supports Closed Loop Economy in Vancouver

VANCOUVER, BC. (July 8, 2016) – Harvest Power Inc., a leader in organics sustainability solutions, today announced that its Canadian subsidiary, Harvest Urban Wood Recycling, Ltd, has merged with Smithers Enterprises, Inc. (SEI), to expand and enhance its wood recycling services in the Metro Vancouver region.

“Diverting clean wood from the landfill is one of the top sustainability priorities of the region,” said Sam Monaco, Senior Vice President of Harvest. He continued, “We’re pleased to expand our support for the community’s recycling and clean energy efforts through this merger.”

The Metro Vancouver region’s clean wood disposal ban requires the recycling of solid wood, lumber, and pallets. Harvest and SEI receive construction and demolition waste, extract the metals for recycling, and process the clean wood into biofuels for industrial customers. This both significantly reduces the quantity of material being landfilled and provides cleaner alternatives to traditional fossil fuels, enhancing the region’s air quality and reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions.

“I’m excited to join efforts,” said Steve Smithers, Founder of SEI.  “Harvest’s market leadership and scale, combined with our strong customer base and strategic location, will enable us to better serve our customers and the region.”

Harvest and SEI operate wood recycling facilities in both Vancouver and New Westminster. Harvest’s other facilities in Metro Vancouver – its composting and clean energy facility in Richmond and its organic transfer station and retail soil yard in North Shore – are not involved in this merger.

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014, and won the Canada Clean50 award.

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MARK WEIDMAN JOINS HARVEST’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

MARK WEIDMAN JOINS HARVEST’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Harvest Benefits from Unique Blend of Energy and Organics Processing Expertise

WALTHAM, MASS. (July 7, 2016) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability solutions, today announced that Mark Weidman has joined its board of directors, providing guidance at the intersection of organic waste and renewable energy production.

“Mark brings a unique breadth and depth of experience to our board,” said Mike Ahearn, Chairman of Harvest’s board of directors. He continued, “His deep background in the organic waste business and his experience scaling and leading a global waste to energy company provides valuable perspective as we shape Harvest’s next growth phase.”

Mark Weidman previously served as CEO and President of Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., a waste-to-energy company and former subsidiary of Waste Management, Inc. Prior to that he served as COO of the processing division at Synagro Technologies, Inc., a leading wastewater recycling company. Mr. Weidman holds a B.S. in Water Resources Engineering Technology from Pennsylvania State University and is a registered professional engineer.

“The crescendo of interest around innovative organics management is staggering,” remarked Mark Weidman. “Harvest has already established itself as a leader, and I’m excited to assist the company and industry reach higher levels.”

Separately, Harvest’s board of directors promoted Todd Hauser to Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Todd joined Harvest earlier this year and served as the company’s Vice President of Corporate Finance and Development.

“A solid team provides the heartbeat of any successful organization,” commented Chris Kasper, Harvest’s CEO. He continued, “I am grateful for Todd’s leadership and appreciate the hard work being done throughout the Harvest community to support our growth at the intersection of organics management, clean energy, and soil revitalization.”

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World.

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GARY AGUINAGA TO JOIN HARVEST POWER AS COO OF ENERGY BUSINESS

Date: April 13, 2016

HARVEST MEDIA CONTACT: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344,

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GARY AGUINAGA TO JOIN HARVEST POWER AS COO OF ENERGY BUSINESS

Former Wheelabrator Executive to Oversee Further Investment in Organics to Energy Business

WALTHAM, MASS. (April 13, 2016) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability solutions, today announced that Gary S. Aguinaga is joining its senior leadership team as the Chief Operating Officer of its Energy Business, furthering the company’s momentum on the food waste to renewable energy frontier.

“Gary has a tremendous background and the right experience to accelerate the growth in our energy business,” said Chris Kasper, CEO of Harvest. He continued, “With the successful completion of our recent equity raise, Harvest is investing further to help communities better manage their organics, and Gary’s expertise greatly enhances our capabilities in delivering these solutions.”

Gary brings 25 years of experience in the waste-to-energy world, having most recently served as Vice President of International Operations and Business Development at Wheelabrator Technologies. Gary’s experience includes the development, construction, and operation of multiple large-scale waste-to-energy facilities throughout North America and Europe. “I’m excited to join Harvest. It is recognized as an industry leader in the organics-to-energy space,” remarked Gary Aguinaga. “I look forward to the opportunity to join the team and help lead further investment and growth in the business.”

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

 

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JOANNA REES JOINS HARVEST POWER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Date: March 29, 2016

Media Contact: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344, msorensen@harvestpower.com

JOANNA REES JOINS HARVEST POWER’S BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Harvest Benefits from Expertise in Building Nationally Branded Consumer Products

WALTHAM, MASS. (March 29, 2016) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics sustainability solutions, today announced that Joanna Rees has joined its board of directors, offering expertise in driving growth in nationally distributed, branded consumer products.

“Joanna brings a broad spectrum of consumer facing experience to our board,” said Mike Ahearn, Chairman of Harvest’s board of directors. He continued, “She will add a unique and valuable perspective to help guide Harvest’s next phase of growth.”

Joanna has served on the board of more than 25 companies across a broad range of industries including Stonyfield Farms, the first nationally distributed organic yogurt brand in the U.S. Joanna is also a Senior Partner of The B Team, an organization formed by a global group of business leaders to catalyze a better way of doing business, for the wellbeing of people and the planet.

“The goal of organics sustainability has become increasingly important to communities that understand the benefits of recycling organic materials into products that are good for the environment,” remarked Chris Kasper, Harvest’s CEO. “Joanna will play a key role in helping Harvest grow our brand, and expand our leadership role in this space in North America.”

Harvest offers an integrated set of organics sustainability solutions, helping turn food waste, green waste and wood waste into renewable energy, soil blends and other organic products. It operates at more than 25 locations throughout North America and sells more than 35 million bags of organic products to consumers through its retail partners.

“Harvest is an extraordinary company doing important work during an exciting time,” commented Joanna Rees. She continued, “Harvest’s story is at the nexus of three important trends – organics recycling, renewable energy and soil revitalization – which resonate in communities and throughout the marketplace. I look forward to working with them to tell this story.”

Harvest Power is creating a more sustainable future by turning organic materials into locally consumed products that are good for the environment. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 six years running, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

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Harvest Power is Named to the 2015 Global Cleantech 100

HARVEST POWER IS NAMED TO THE 2015 GLOBAL CLEANTECH 100

Harvest Recognized Among Top Private Companies in Clean Technology for the Sixth Year in a Row

WALTHAM, MASS. (January 26, 2016) – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics management solutions, today announced it was named to the 2015 Global Cleantech 100, a recognition it has received in each of the last six years. The Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, recognizes private companies that demonstrate the most innovative and promising ideas in clean technology and are best positioned to make the most significant market impact.

“We are proud to be named among cleantech’s top innovators and leaders,” said Christian Kasper, CEO of Harvest Power. He continued, “Our commitment to help communities meet their sustainability goals at the intersection of organic recycling, clean energy and healthy soil shines brighter than ever with this recognition.”

This year, a record number of nominations were received for the Global Cleantech 100, including 6,900 companies from 60 countries. The 100-member expert panel that selected the final list was drawn from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industries active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America.

“The Global Cleantech 100 provides us with insight into the collective opinion of key market players on which megatrends and innovation companies are most likely to have a significant impact in the next 5-10 years,” said Michele Parad, Senior Manager at Cleantech Group and lead author of the Global Cleantech 100 Report. “Now in its 7th year, the Global Cleantech 100 program reveals which themes are staying relevant and which sectors are taking center stage.”

The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 25, 2016 at the Cleantech Forum San Francisco. In addition to accepting the honor, Harvest’s CEO Christian Kasper will present at “The Circular Economy: Taking Inspiration From Nature” session, focusing on how the company turns organic wastes into sources of clean energy and enriching soil products.

Harvest Power creates a more sustainable future by helping communities across North America better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste through the production of renewable energy, soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of organic recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

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CLEANTECH GROUP MEDIA CONTACT:  Heather Matheson, 415-233-9714,  heather.matheson@cleantech.com

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STORMFISHER ENVIRONMENTAL ACQUIRES ANAEROBIC DIGESTER

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Date: January 12, 2016

StormFisher Contact: Pearce Fallis, 647-892-1167, pfallis@stormfisher.com
Harvest Power Contact: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344, msorensen@harvestpower.com

STORMFISHER ENVIRONMENTAL ACQUIRES ANAEROBIC DIGESTER

New Investment And Strong Regional Presence Enhance Growth Potential

London, Ontario – StormFisher Environmental Ltd. today announced it has acquired the London Energy Garden, an anaerobic digester that turns organic waste from southwestern Ontario into clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers, from Harvest Ontario Partners, Ltd.

“We are excited to invest new capital and enhance operations at the London Energy Garden,” said Chris Guillon, Vice President of StormFisher Environmental. He continued, “These developments open up even more opportunities to serve the organic waste processing needs of the region.”

The facility, which was developed by Harvest Power, Inc., turns organic materials such as food scraps, food production residuals, fats oils and grease, and other discarded organic waste from food processors, retailers and food retail outlets into clean, local electricity and natural fertilizers.

“The facility is in good hands with StormFisher Environmental,” said Chris Kasper, CEO of Harvest Power. He added, “Their team was involved in the original design of the site, so it’s fitting to see their involvement come full circle.”

StormFisher Environmental is majority owned and operated by StormFisher, Ltd, a company with deep Ontario market knowledge and biogas experience. Harvest Power is a minority owner in StormFisher Environmental.

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HARVEST POWER ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION IN FUNDING

Date: November 23, 2015

Contact: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344, msorensen@harvestpower.com

HARVEST POWER ANNOUNCES $20 MILLION IN FUNDING

Board Approves Five-Year Growth Strategy and Leadership of New CEO

Waltham, Mass – Harvest Power, Inc., a leader in organics management solutions, today announced that it has received investor commitment for $20 million in new funding that will propel the company into its five-year growth plan. In addition, Christian G. Kasper has been appointed Harvest’s CEO, replacing Kathleen Ligocki who has recently accepted a CEO role at another company.

“We are excited about this next chapter under Chris’ leadership as the company advances it strategic growth plans,” said Michael Ahearn, chairman of Harvest’s board of directors. He continued, “Kathleen has charted a path to success for Harvest, and we thank her for the hard work, dedication and direction she’s provided Harvest over the past two years.” As part of this transition, Kathleen Ligocki will remain a member of the Harvest board of directors.

The new funding comes from internal investors led by True North Venture Partners (Chicago, IL), Industry Ventures (San Francisco, CA), and Generation Investment Management (London, UK). The company’s new five-year growth plan is designed to significantly scale the organics business while launching new initiatives in food waste management and renewable energy.

“I’m very pleased for this opportunity,” said Chris Kasper, who has served as the company’s CFO since May 2014. He continued, “I’m a firm believer in the mission of Harvest, to put organics to their highest and best use, and believe we have the investors, team and vision to accomplish our shared goals.”

Harvest Power creates a more sustainable future by helping communities across North America better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste through the production of renewable energy, soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 for five years in a row, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.

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HARVEST POWER NAMES NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Date: April 15, 2015

Contact: Meredith Sorensen, 206-569-0344, msorensen@harvestpower.com

HARVEST POWER NAMES NEW SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, CONSUMER PRODUCTS

Experienced Business Leader Will Bring Growth and Increased Profitability

Mooresville, NC. – Harvest Power, a leader in organics management solutions, today announced that it has named Brian Kura as its new Senior Vice President, Consumer Products. Harvest’s Consumer Products division distributes over 40 million bags of soil, compost, mulch, natural fertilizers and other lawn and garden products through leading retail partners across the US.  Brian will be based at the division’s new Mooresville, NC headquarters.

“Brian brings the right blend of leadership presence, strategic thinking and industry knowledge needed to propel our Consumer Products division to new heights,” said Harvest Power CEO Kathleen Ligocki. She continued, “His depth of knowledge in the lawn and garden industry, and expertise in sales and marketing – including extensive experience working with mass merchants like Lowe’s, The Home Depot, Walmart and others – will serve as a pathway for Harvest’s products to even more markets across North America.”

Prior to Harvest, Brian had a 16-year tenure at the Scotts Miracle-Gro company that culminated with a highly successful period as the President of Scotts Lawn Service, a $300 million home service business providing lawn care, tree and shrub care and pest control. At Harvest, Kura will focus on providing consumers with the top quality organic soil and mulch products that they deserve.

“I’m excited to join Harvest, a company recognized for its innovation and commitment to providing sustainable solutions,” said Kura, Harvest’s new Senior Vice President, Consumer Products. He continued, “As communities increasingly clamor to enhance their local environment, the soil is a great place to start: beautiful landscapes, richer soils, safer lawns, and flourishing gardens lead to healthier, more resilient communities.”

Harvest Power creates a more sustainable future by helping communities across North America better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste through the production of renewable energy, soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008, garnering awards for its business of recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 for five years in a row, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named one of Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World for 2014.