Greenfield Robotics is pleased to announce that veteran food-tech executive and NQV8 food-tech incubator CEO John Kuenzi has made a personal investment in Greenfield Robotics.
John spent over two decades as President/CEO at C.J. Foods, a privately held food manufacturer. Focusing on super-premium natural pet food, John grew the business from $100k to $150M sales annually establishing a strong leadership position. John now spends much of his time helping startups through the NQV8 (Incuvate) foodtech incubator. He also sits on the board of Hitchpin, a Kansas-based startup which is bringing the sharing economy to farm equipment.
“For the past several decades I’ve been intimately involved with every aspect of food production, from conception and R&D through mass production and distribution,” says John. “Consumers have been demanding greater transparency in their food products which is a trend that has been growing for years. I have also been involved in multiple food product launches from field to fork in the organic arena which originally was just a novel idea and now has become very mainstream for multiple consumer groups. Greenfield Robotics’ vision for chemical-free, regenerative crop production is coming at just the right time.”
“Food manufacturers and brands are an integral part of the food value chain; they have a huge role to play in educating the consumer on the opportunities of regenerative agriculture, and we plan to partner with them at every step of the journey,” says Clint Brauer, CEO/Co-Founder of Greenfield Robotics. “John’s investment is terrific validation that consumers want clean crops, and that we are the only way to deliver. Grateful to be able to tap into his wisdom as we pursue our mission.”
Greenfield Robotics is developing robots to replace chemicals in agriculture, and to enable large-scale implementation of carbon farming, a new system of farming that holds the promise of sequestering carbon in farmland on a global scale.