May 9, 2011
SureHarvest Announces Expansion of Sales Team
Agrifood technology professionals join company to meet growing demand for farming management software
(Soquel, CA – May 9, 2011) SureHarvest announced today the addition of three talented and experienced professionals to advance the sales of SureHarvest Farming MIS software and services. “I’m very excited that Scott Turner, Melissa McKinsey and Randy Miller are joining our sales team. Collectively, their experience in agrifood and information technology spans more than 6 decades. Their knowledge, insights, and successful track record will enable SureHarvest to meet the increasing demand from growers, farm management companies, wineries and food companies to more effectively capture and analyze farming information to increase efficiencies, meet compliance requirements, and drive continuous improvement initiatives,” announced Jeff Dlott, SureHarvest CEO.
Scott Turner, former General Manager of Operations for John Deere Agri-Services, will be leading the team as an Executive Sales Advisor. “I’m looking forward to contributing to the success of SureHarvest. The company is positioned to succeed because SureHarvest delivers effective solutions for growers who will have to manage their limited resources with greater precision in order to stay competitive,” stated Turner. Scott’s career in agricultural technology started in 1980 when he started a company that was sold to AGRIS, and subsequently, to John Deere.
“To meet the growing demand for information technology among leading agribusiness companies, we hired two new Sales Managers, Melissa McKinsey and Randy Miller. Both have led successful sales efforts in information technologies making them poised to deliver the tools that specialty crop growers need to support their daily farming management decisions,” according to Dlott.
Melissa McKinsey previously worked for PureSense, an irrigation technology company and John Deere Agri-Services as a Sales Manager selling farm accounting and related systems to California agribusiness firms. Melissa will be based out of Modesto and focused on fruit, nut and winegrape growers in the Northern San Joaquin Valley and the North Coast regions.
Randy Miller has over 20 years of sales and business development experience with Silicon Valley technology companies and most recently was the Director of Sales for Aging Vines, a wine distributor. Randy lives in Templeton and will be working with farming companies in the southern San Joaquin Valley, Salinas Valley and Central Coast.
About SureHarvest: (www.sureharvest.com) Since 1999, SureHarvest has provided growers farming a total of over 400,000 acres with software and services to implement sustainability as a business strategy. SureHarvest Farming MIS tracks, analyzes and reports on all farming activities, including scouting, chemical-fertilizer applications, irrigation, yield forecasting, harvest and labor. SureHarvest customers include Booth Ranches, Sundquist Fruit, J. Lohr Vineyards, Beckstoffer Vineyards, Bien Nacido, Constellation Wines U.S., Lange Twins, Adelsheim Vineyard, Mid-Valley Ag Services, and Glades Crop Care.