Former head grower of Cleveland, Ohio-based Green City Growers, Graham Tucker, became director of agriculture of New York City-based BrightFarms, Inc.
BrightFarms operates greenhouses at supermarkets.
Tucker will oversee the company’s developing network of growers, including those planned for: St. Paul, St. Louis, Oklahoma City, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and other cities, according to a news release.
“Changing our supply chain is critical to the sustainability of our farmers, our society, and our environment,” Tucker said in the release. “BrightFarms’ business model is hugely innovative.”
Tucker has 15 years of experience in the industry.
“We are delighted that Graham is joining our team,” Paul Lightfoot, BrightFarms chief executive officer, said in the release. “He is a sophisticated grower whose dedication to sustainability is matched by his dedication to quality and yield.”