Freight Farms has expanded its executive team as it looks to expand globally. The company has appointed Sam White as Chief Innovation Officer. White was the co-founder of Boston-based Greentown Labs and Promethean Power.
In addition to his continued involvement with both organizations, White will now be collaborating with Freight Farms to guide corporate partnerships and strategic investment – his first major initiative upon moving back to Boston from India working with Promethean Power.
“Sam has a deep understanding of how sustainable technologies can scale to create meaningful and monetary impact for entire industries,” said Jon Friedman, Freight Farms COO. “His experience with modernizing a distributed farming system across India will contribute to our collective goal of enabling impactful, sustainable farming across the globe.”
According to the company, the move is an extension of White’s past focus on driving change in sustainable agriculture for Promethean Power, where today more than 50,000 farmers in India access its cold-storage technology.
“Freight Farms is truly making a global impact on sustainable farming, and supporting the team and its remarkable technology in the AgTech space felt like a natural next step for me. They’ve laid the groundwork to massively scale worldwide, and I’m excited to join the team in support of its momentum,” said Sam White, Freight Farms Chief Innovation Officer.
“Sam was able to instantly internalize Freight Farms’ mission, and we’re confident in his ability to recognize like-minded partners and creative opportunities to add value as we continue to grow,” said Brad McNamara, Freight Farms CEO. “It’s rare to find someone with experience scaling businesses across hardware, material science and infrastructure in multiple markets globally, and we’re happy to have him on the team.”
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