Revol Greens announces the hire of Alan Applonie as Chief Operating Officer (COO).
Alan was selected to lead end-to-end facility operations for Revol Greens’ network of sustainable greenhouse locations coast-to-coast. He has extensive experience in running multi-location enterprise operations from seeding to post-harvest and production.
Alan will play a critical leadership role, bringing a wealth of expertise having developed and operated processing facilities within a diverse lettuce category that continues to evolve broadly from commodity offerings toward value-added,” said Michael Wainscott, Revol Greens CEO. "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.”
Alan 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.
“I’m honored to join such a remarkable team of leaders at Revol Greens,” said Alan. “Leading and driving the organization’s vision, mission, and core values in an industry that I’ve known intimately for almost 30 years. I certainly understand the complexities within large-scale farming operations and look forward to making an impact as we continue to grow. Revol Greens is an esteemed CEA industry leader and I know we will continue to revolutionize the future path for agriculture.”
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.