WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harvest Power, a leader in producing renewable energy, soil and mulch products from organic materials, has added BJ Hess, former SVP of Global Operations for Arrow Electronics, to its Board of Directors. Hess brings a wealth of experience to the Harvest Board having run Arrow’s logistics, information technology, HR and management development before retiring in 2004.
“BJ Hess is an expert at ushering a company through periods of rapid growth,” said Paul Sellew, Harvest’s CEO. “During her time at Arrow Electronics, the company’s revenue grew from $2 million to $12 billion, much of that through acquisitions. Her integration experience will be a crucial resource for Harvest as we continue to expand our business.”
Harvest harnesses the full energy, carbon and nutrient potential of organic materials. The company’s organics operating system has caught the eye of investors, including Generation Investment Management, Waste Management, and Kleiner Perkins, who joined a group of investment firms to facilitate Harvest’s growth trajectory which included a $58 M Series B financing round earlier this year.
“At this stage in my life, I want to work with a company that combines a strong business model with even stronger corporate responsibility,” BJ Hess said. “The nature of its business allows Harvest to simultaneously do the right thing for people, the planet, and their bottom line, with the added bonus that the company’s growth prospects are significant.”
Hess joined Arrow electronics in 1967 and held a wide variety of roles there over her 37-year career. She currently serves on the Boards of COTT Beverages, Philadelphia Biblical University and Opportunity International.
About Harvest Power
Harvest enables communities to produce low-cost renewable energy and high-value products from organic materials. The company harnesses the full potential of organic materials by recycling energy and nutrients through its renewable energy facilities and its production of nutrient-rich soils, mulches and fertilizers. Harvest owns and operates North American facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, California and throughout the Mid-Atlantic states, and has grown rapidly since its founding in 2008. The company was named to the Cleantech 100 (Top Global Cleantech companies), designated 'Emerging Company of the Year' by the New England Clean Energy Council and received an SBANE 2011 New England Innovation Award.