Former CEO and founder Johnathan Webb transitioned to CSO role

Tony Martin appointed CEO of AppHarvest

Following the recent turmoils at AppHarvest, Tony Martin has been appointed as CEO of AppHarvest, effective immediately, while former CEO and founder Jonathan Webb has transitioned to become chief strategy officer.

Martin has served as an AppHarvest board member since October 2022 and as chief operating officer since January of this year. “I’m seeing a maturity building in the organization to better manage issues and to mitigate any material impact from challenges. We’re working more collaboratively, which is delivering cost savings and driving product quality. The mission and purpose behind AppHarvest have brought a tremendous amount of talent to the team, and I expect to see more operational efficiencies leading to increased performance throughout the year.”

Kevin Willis, who has served on the AppHarvest board since February 2022, will assume the position of board chair. Willis currently serves as senior vice president and chief financial officer of Ashland, a global specialty materials company.

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