PlantTape Hires Key Personnel to Support Business Growth
- by Jessica Donnel
SALINAS, CA - To support a growing customer base, PlantTape® announced the additions of Hunter Smith, Ph.D., as Director of Agronomy, and Matt Beck, as Equipment Sales & Service Manager.
“As PlantTape continues to expand throughout North America and Europe with a variety of crops, we continue to learn and research best practices for each commodity to support our growing customer base,” stated Brian Antle. “It is important for us to understand the different soil types and climates that each of our customers have. Hunter’s knowledge and expertise give us the ability to place a dedicated focus on areas of improvement and help us to better understand each growers needs to further enhance the benefits of the PlantTape system.”
Hunter Smith received his bachelor’s degree from Arkansas State University in 2009. He attended graduate school at the University of Florida and completed his doctorate program in agronomy there in 2016. Prior to his current role at PlantTape, Smith performed field research, developed pesticide programs, and optimized growing practices for Generation Farms in southeast Georgia.
Prior to joining PlantTape, Matt Beck worked for NH3, as well as Kleen Globe where he managed its equipment maintenance, purchased new and used machinery, and managed its equipment fleets.
“We are excited to welcome Matt to our team with his years of experience in fleet and equipment management,” stated Antle. “With Matt’s knowledge, expertise, and leadership of our sales and service department, we are able to provide exceptional customer service and address customer specific issues. As more growers adopt the PlantTape technology, it is important to us that we provide the same level of support to the growers that were some of our first customers.”
The PlantTape team invites growers to learn more about its revolutionary transplanting system at PMA’s Fresh Summit in Orlando, Florida, at booth #1163. The company will also be exhibiting at the Fruit Attraction Show in Madrid, Spain, in Hall 7, Stand 7E06.
Congratulations to both Hunter and Matt on their new positions!