mOasis Appoints New CEO, Submits to California and Obtains Arizona Product Approvals

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Company positioned to launch first commercial product.

mOasis, ( a leader in agricultural water management technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Steven Hartmeier as its new Chief Executive Officer. The company also announced that it has applied for regulatory approval in California and obtained Arizona approval for BountiGel™, the company’s first commercial product.

Approval of BountiGel by regulatory officials in California and Arizona will allow the company to commercialize BountiGel in both states. Following research trials conducted by the University of California, Davis and California State University, Fresno in 2012 and multiple on-farm trials in 2013, these approvals will open the door for commercial sale of BountiGel to growers now learning of its benefits.

BountiGel is a non-toxic soil additive that allows growers to optimize water usage for maximum crop yields and water conservation. Available in a variety of forms and applicable to a wide range of crops, the product incorporates innovative science that allows farmers to grow more with less water.

“Steve’s experience bringing novel products to market will accelerate the adoption of this critically needed technology” said Marty Reed, mOasis’ Chairman. “Water shortages in California and Arizona are already having a significant impact on agriculture and BountiGel offers a promising solution. Steve’s track record and leadership in the agricultural market make him ideally suited to lead the company”.

Prior to joining mOasis, Hartmeier was President, CEO and Director at Vestaron Corporation, a leader in the development of novel biopesticides. Hartmeier was also CEO and Director of NGB Markets, an agricultural technology company. Prior to NGB, Hartmeier was President of Suterra LLC, at the time, one of the largest and fastest growing biorational pest control providers in the world. Hartmeier also served as Vice President, Commercial Products and a Corporate Officer, for Verdant Brands, Inc. and President of Consep. Hartmeier began his career in various Sales and Marketing positions with Monsanto Company. Hartmeier received his B.S. in Plant Science, Vegetable Crops emphasis, from the University of California, Davis.

“The future of mOasis’ technology is far reaching,” added Hartmeier. “The potential applications for BountiGel across the entire agricultural sector are enormous, which makes this technology a once in a generation opportunity.”


About mOasis
Based in Union City, CA, mOasis specializes in the application of science to create innovative products which address current challenges in agriculture. Using advanced, proprietary chemistry, the Company manufactures BountiGel™ a non‐toxic soil additive that allows growers to optimize water resources for maximized crop yields and water conservation. The company is also exploring water management technology applications beyond traditional crops, such as seed treatments, solutions to soil erosion, and municipal and consumer applications. The company’s vision is to promote economic and environmental sustainability in agriculture. For more information, please visit

Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements (including without limitation the quotations from our CEO, Chairman and management) concerning mOasis’ future management, strategic plans, growth opportunities and performance. Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, competitive developments, the impact of management and organizational changes, the implementation and results of any strategic plans as well as mOasis’ ongoing product development, strategic and cost initiatives.

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