Builds Momentum for Dynamic Growth
WALTHAM, MASS. — Harvest Power, a leader in organics management solutions, today announced that it has named Christian G. Kasper as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.
“I welcome Chris to our team,” said Harvest Power CEO Kathleen Ligocki. “His keen vision, strategic focus and financial acumen will help us flourish at the dynamic intersection of organics recycling, clean technology and soil health.”
Kasper, 43, comes to Harvest Power from The Princeton Review, Inc., where he served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Chris has previously served as CFO for three companies where he partnered with leading private equity and venture capital firms including Bain Capital Ventures, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Aurora Capital Group.
“It’s an exciting time to join Harvest Power,” said Kasper, Harvest Power’s new CFO. “I look forward to building upon the Company’s successes in the marketplace.”
Harvest Power’s leadership team is known for its versatility. Kasper began his career with the Boston Consulting Group, and his experience spans a variety of industries, including consumer products, retail, manufacturing, and education. Kasper and David Hitchcock, who joined Harvest in February as the Senior Vice President, Corporate Operations, bring additional breadth and depth to the team for continued growth.
“We’ve been able to attract exceptional talent,” says Ligocki. ”I am confident that this team, in support of our business operations across the US and Canada, can deliver results for our employees, investors and the public as we help build a more sustainable future through smart organics management.”
Earlier this week, key partners joined together to celebrate a Grand Opening and Partnership Celebration at Harvest Power’s Energy Garden in Central Florida. Additionally, Harvest has gained several honors this year, including being named by Fast Company as one of the 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World, honored as a Pacesetter by Boston Business Journal as the second fastest growing company in the region, and the American Biogas Council recently named the Orlando facility “2014 Biogas Project of the Year.”
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, soils, mulches and natural fertilizers. Harvest’s vision is to find the highest and best use for the 500 million tons of organic material produced in North America each year. The company operates organics management facilities in the East and West Coasts 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 recycling, energy generation and soil revitalization. The company has been named to the Global Cleantech 100 four years in a row, received Bloomberg’s 2013 New Energy Pioneer Award and was named in Fast Company’s 50 Most Innovative Companies in the World in 2014.