CubicFarm announces key leadership changes and appoints John de Jonge as Interim Chief Executive Officer of CubicFarms and President of HydroGreen following the departure of prior Interim Chief Executive Officer Edoardo De Martin at CubicFarms and of former President Dan Schmidt at HydroGreen.
Mr. de Jonge has been in the industry for over two decades, having served as a senior leader in multiple agricultural businesses, including the owner of Artex Barns Inc. through to its successful sale in 2021. He is widely respected among members of the North American farming and dairy communities, having been an instrumental part in the invention and development of the Comfort Zone FreeStall System and Big-Box dairy design.
As a former board member of CubicFarms, Mr. de Jonge was integral to the original acquisition of HydroGreen for the Company in 2019 and has agreed to return to lead the Company during its transition to focus on accelerating the growth of the Company's Feed Division.
Mr. de Jonge stated, "We have the right technology, resources, and talent for future growth in our selected markets. I look forward to working with the team to build on the foundation that has been laid, leading the Company to profitable success, especially with the exceptional HydroGreen platform."