WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Harvest Power, a leader in producing renewable energy, soil and mulch products from organic materials, has added Bob Simpson, former CFO of Waste Management, to its Board of Directors. Simpson brings more than three decades worth of high-level financial and industrial expertise that will help guide Harvest achieve its goal of becoming the premier cleantech company in North America.
“Harvest continues to take steps that will propel us into a sustainable future, and adding Bob Simpson to our Board of Directors is a significant step forward,” said Paul Sellew, Harvest’s CEO. “With his experience in pivotal roles at industry-leading companies, Bob will be an invaluable resource for us.”
Harvest builds stronger systems of organics recycling, renewable energy and soil revitalization. The company is ushering in a new organics operating system that redefines North America’s relationship with organic materials.
'As a former CFO, I have assessed the opportunities for growth in many companies, and I am impressed by Harvest’s potential and momentum,' said Simpson. 'North America is already changing its attitude towards organic waste, and with rising energy costs and an increased focus on managing resources wisely, the impetus to accelerate this transformation is coming. I am proud to be part of the company that is positioned to make renewable energy and organic fertilizers a critical part of North America’s future.”
Simpson’s career spans several major companies including Kraft, Phillip Morris and Tenneco. Prior to running Waste Management’s financial affairs, he served as the company’s senior vice president, chief accounting officer and vice president of tax.
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 twice 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.