Date: April 15, 2015

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


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.

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