Living Greens Farm Hires New Key Leaders
Living Greens Farm (LGF), one of the largest indoor vertical aeroponic farms in the U.S. that provides year-round fresh salads, salad kits, microgreens, and herbs, recently has hired a new independent director of the LGF Board, a new vice president of sales, and a plant engineer.
Kevin Murphy has been appointed as an independent director of the LGF Board, according to a news release from the company. He will be integral in strategic planning and policies at LGF. Kevin has spent over 37 years in the packaged goods industry and is widely known as a strong strategic marketer, having served on management teams that drove impressive corporate growth. For instance, he served 21 years with Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc, where he rose to the position of Chief Operating Officer of that $2.5B food and beverage company.
“Kevin will be a vital partner to the Board and myself as we launch the Living Greens Farm nationally to become a leading produce brand that consumers love,” said George Pastrana, President and CEO.
Katie Grady has joined the LGF Team as the new VP of Sales. Katie has 11 years of progressively increasing responsibilities at Hain-Celestial Group, most recently as VP of Sales – Central Region, Grocery/Personal Care/Baby, managing a $250M sales portfolio with customers such as Whole Foods, Target, UNFI, Hy-Vee, and other leading retailers.
Jerry Gray will be joining the LGF team as the Plant Engineer of LGF’s Muncie, Indiana plant, which is currently under construction. Jerry has over 25 years of engineering experience in aerospace, automotive, railroad, and food and beverage with well-known industry leaders.
Above, from the left, are Katie Grady, Jerry Gray, and Kevin Murphy.