THEODORE “TED” CISOWSKI is Harvest’s Senior Director of Operations for Harvest Mid Atlantic. Under his leadership, Harvest supplies contractors and landscapers in the Baltimore, MD, and Washington, D.C. markets with large volumes of high-quality compost, mulches, and specialty soil blends. Ted has extensive senior management experience in operations and support. Most recently Ted was an Operations Manager at WalMart where he was responsible for planning and execution, forecasting, process improvement, people development, retention, and hiring. In addition, Ted spent 20 years in various positions in the US Marine Corps. His experience illustrates a proven record of leadership by example, commitment to the mission, supervision, manpower training, and readiness, with a keen ability to teach and build teams. Ted has a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University, a master’s degree in Military Studies from Marine Corps University, and an MBA in Marketing and Sustainability from Northeastern University. In addition, is trained as a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. Ted lives in Maryland with his family, and in his spare time volunteers for a number of local organizations that safeguard water supplies and support veteran military officers.