Lean Food Manufacturing Expert Josh Norbury Joins BrightFarms as Vice President of Operations

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Enables BrightFarms to scale faster and more efficiently

Josh brings with him the discipline and experience to create a new standard of excellence in urban agriculture.

It was announced today that Josh Norbury is joining BrightFarms, Inc. as Vice President of Operations. As VP of Operations, Josh leads all operations at the company’s greenhouse farms. In this role he oversees BrightFarms’ leaders who manage its plants, labor forces and equipment, and is judged by revenue, profits, the quality of operations and environmental performance.

Josh brings to his role extensive experience supporting the operations of food manufacturing plants distributed across the U.S. Most recently, Josh managed operations and support functions for more than 70 bakeries across 10 manufacturing regions for the nation’s largest commercial bakery. Previously Josh was General Manager of a seafood processing and distribution company. Prior to his roles in the private sector, Josh was a Major in the Army, where he was a Special Forces Company Commander. Josh attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

BrightFarms has been building up its management team to enable it to scale a profitable business model across the United States.

“Josh brings with him the discipline and experience to create a new standard of excellence in urban agriculture,” says BrightFarms CEO Paul Lightfoot. “Josh will enable BrightFarms to scale faster and more efficiently, and to improve the way our nation eats.”

“I am thrilled to join the BrightFarms team,” says Josh. “I look forward to bringing healthy, delicious, locally grown produce to communities across the country.”

About BrightFarms
BrightFarms grows local produce, nationwide. By financing, building, and operating local greenhouse farms, BrightFarms eliminates time, distance, and costs from the food supply chain. Borrowing from the highly successful renewable energy industry, BrightFarms signs long-term purchase agreements with supermarkets that feature fixed prices and minimum volume commitments. BrightFarms’ growing method uses far less land and water than conventional agriculture, and its urban locations create local green jobs and help to bring healthy, fresh produce to neighborhoods. BrightFarms’ partnerships with supermarkets, cities, capital sources, and vendors allow it to develop markets and projects faster and better than any competitor. For more information, please visit http://www.brightfarms.com.

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