Kona, Hawaii-based Cyanotech has named Gerard “Gerry” Watts to fill a newly-created position as Chief Operations Officer. Mr. Watts comes to the Company with more than 30 years of experience as a senior operations executive in the Food and… Agribusiness industry. Most recently he served as Principal Consultant, International Agribusiness for ProducePro Consultancy, where he advised and guided domestic and international firms with regard to fundamental and strategic issues associated with the global produce business.
Prior to 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer/General Manager at North Shore Greenhouses, a $10 million fresh grower and shipper of full line living herbs produced in hydroponic greenhouses. While there, he was responsible for all functional business areas, including sales, marketing, production planning, quality control and food safety.
“With his expertise in profit and supply chain optimization, lean enterprise operations and organizational development, Gerry will add depth to the Company’s management team,” said Brent Bailey, President and CEO. “We look forward to his leadership as Cyanotech continues growth in its core markets and its operations.”
Reprinted with permission from Algae Industry Magazine
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