Revol Greens Names New COO
Revol Greens recently hired Alan Applonie as its Chief Operating Officer.
Well-known within the produce industry, Applonie has been a fixture at one of the most respected field farming operations in the United States, Taylor Farms, and was an integral part of the company’s evolution and success during his 20-year tenure, according to a news release from Taylor Farms.
Applonie was recruited to lead end-to-end facility operations for Revol Greens’ network of sustainable greenhouse locations coast-to-coast, according to the release. He has extensive experience in running multi-location enterprise operations from seeding to post-harvest and production. In the job, he will plan, direct, coordinate, and oversee all operational activities, ensuring the development and implementation of efficient operations and cost-effective systems to meet current and future needs for Revol Greens.
“As we continue to invest in technology and sustainable farming, I know Alan will make a significant impact throughout our entire enterprise by building upon the foundation of knowledge that has been well refined over 20 years of learnings with a best-in-class operator,” said Michael Wainscott, Revol Greens CEO.
Applonie said that his experience allows him to “understand the complexities within large-scale farming operations.
“Revol Greens is an esteemed CEA industry leader and I know we will continue to revolutionize the future path for agriculture,” he said.
Prior to Revol, Alan was the Chief Operating Officer of Trans Canna for almost three years, following a 20-year career at Taylor Farms, beginning in 2008 as Plant Manager and working his way through the ranks as General Manager, COO, and most recently as Vice President Operations for Taylor Farms Pacific with operational responsibility for a $300+ million national fresh food operation, according to the news release.