Paul Sellew among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2013 Builders + Innovators Summit
ARIZONA – Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) is recognizing Harvest Power founder and CEO, Paul Sellew, as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2013 at its Builders + Innovators Summit in Marana, Arizona. Goldman Sachs selected Sellew as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the event.
Harvest Power is the leading manager of organic materials in North America. The company diverts organic materials from landfills and produces renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizer products through advanced technologies including anaerobic digestion and composting.
“It is an extreme honor to be among the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs,” said Sellew. “Harvest is creating a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste. We operate at the intersection of waste, agriculture and energy, and turn today’s challenges into tomorrow’s solutions.”
Paul Sellew 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. Sellew has also been a senior executive with Synagro, Inc. and 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). He currently serves as CEO of Harvest Power, on the Board of Directors of the United States Composting Council and is a graduate of Cornell University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Sellew was recently a featured speaker at TEDx Boston where he was dubbed the “Compost King.”
“We are honored to recognize Paul Sellew as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2013,” said David Solomon, co-head of investment banking at Goldman Sachs. “This is the second year for the summit and our goal remains the same. We pair seasoned and emerging entrepreneurs — the builders and innovators — from a diverse set of industries to discuss how to make vital, enduring companies that reshape industries and boost the world’s economies through innovation.”
For more than 140 years, Goldman Sachs has been advising and financing entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit consists of general sessions and clinics led by Goldman Sachs experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, academics and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
About Harvest Power
Harvest creates a more sustainable future by helping communities better manage and beneficially re-use their organic waste through the production of renewable energy and soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic materials produced in North America each year. The company operates organics facilities in the Mid-Atlantic and West Coast of the U.S., and in Ontario and British Columbia, Canada. Harvest has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008 and has garnered awards for its business of energy generation and soil revitalization: the company has been named to the Cleantech 100 Top Global Cleantech companies three times, designated “Emerging Company of the Year” by the New England Clean Energy Council. In 2013 Harvest, won the New Energy Pioneer Award presented by Bloomberg.
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