Revol Greens is adding Mohammed Oufattole, MBA, as Chief Technology Officer. The ag-tech executive brings over 20 years of experience in life sciences and agricultural biotechnology research, having led a broad range of crop improvement applications and multiple R&D programs. He also has successfully led research teams through start-up funding cycles.
In the Chief Technology Officer post, Oufattole will oversee Revol Greens’ variety selection and farm digitization strategy from Revol’s Austin-based location, near its 20-acre Temple, Texas greenhouse that is under construction, and will drive varietal improvements to bring tastier and more nutritious products to the market.
Mohammed joins Revol Greens from Benson Hill, where he served as VP of Research and Development for nearly six years. He helped build the R&D organization from the ground up and led several growth areas in the company, including the founding of a discovery and product development pipeline, integrating capabilities from gene editing, biotechnology, and molecular breeding applications. Mohammed also oversaw strategic partnerships, licensing agreements for germplasm, and other product development programs.
“Since our inception, Revol Greens has pursued a dual-continent R&D strategy, with much of our testing and development conducted at our R&D center in the Netherlands, where the art and science of greenhouse growing was perfected, and which is also close proximity to our strategic partners,” says Michael B. Wainscott, Chief Executive Officer at Revol Greens. “Mohammed will guide the expansion of our US-based R&D program, build our domestic R&D team in Austin, and leverage his expertise in data and plant biology to increase production, environmental controls, and automation.”