Gerry Watts becomes Chief Operations Officer of Cyanotech

He joins the company with more than 30 years\' experience in the Food and Agribusiness sector

Cyanotech, a manufacturer of functional ingredients made from microalgae, based in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, says Gerry Watts has filled the newly-created position of Chief Operations Officer.

Watts joins the company with more than 30 years’ experience as a senior operations executive in the Food and Agribusiness industry. Most recently he was Principal Consultant, International Agribusiness for ProducePro Consultancy. Prior to 2013, he was Chief Operating Officer/General Manager at North Shore Greenhouses, a grower and distributor of herbs produced in hydroponic greenhouses.

From 2008 to 2011, he was President of SunOpta Foods/SunOpta International Fruit Group, a distributor of fresh fruit. From 2005 to 2008, he was Vice President, General Manager of Maui Land and Pineapple Company. Before this he spent more than 20 years with Calavo Growers as Vice President, North American Operations/Vice President, General Manager Calavo de Mexico International.

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