Terra Nova Nurseries Names New General Manager
Terra Nova Nurseries Inc. has promoted Harini Korlipara from lab manager and research director to general manager of the company. Korlipara, whose new position is effective immediately, has been an integral member of Terra Nova’s personnel for more than two decades. Her new role will involve collaboratively managing the company’s breeding program, operational efficiencies, budgetary administration, and vital interrelationships among these areas of activity.
In her new position, Korlipara will work with other members of Terra Nova’s management team, which is responsible for overseeing the business’s budget; streamlining lab and liner production; supervising licensees, stock and trial material for brand new Terra Nova varieties; and other managerial duties.
Korlipara will continue her tenured roles involving lab research, plant breeding, tissue culture production, and ST3 sales in North America. She additionally will maintain her role as a member of Terra Nova’s licensing team, where her focus is to provide support and stock to licensees at various levels, with a primary concentration upon international licensees.
“We could not be more excited to announce the promotion of Harini to General Manager,” said Ken Brown, managing owner. “Harini is an extremely valuable and admired member of the Terra Nova family, and she has been instrumental for nearly 25 years in the success of our growth and more than 1,000 new varieties.”
Korlipara joined Terra Nova in December 1999 as a research assistant and plant breeder, and she has since held positions with increasing levels of responsibility.