Industry farming expert and strategic water management veteran brings addition market expertise to the GroGuru management team
LAS VEGAS, July 21, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Kylen Hunt, a precision agriculture Industry veteran has joined the GroGuru management team as the vice president in business development. In this role, Kylen is focused on developing new business opportunities in agriculture for GroGuru including strategic partnerships and market channel partners.
According to Kylen, "Our objective is to connect great technology with great people and as a result, create solutions to conserve water, improve soil health, increase producer profits, and create a healthier more sustainable future for the citizens of this great planet!"
Early in his career, Kylen was involved in all aspects of farm operations in various roles. He worked at strategic irrigation management pioneer, Crop Metrics, for nearly eight years and help build the sales channel and partnership organization there. Kylen is a leadership coach with the John Maxwell organization and has significant experience in coaching entrepreneurs, especially in the agriculture, farming, and water management markets.
In Kylen's words, he is joining the GroGuru team for 3 primary reasons. "First, I believe the existing leadership has the potential to substantially change the way water is managed at a global level. GroGuru's focus is on developing not only hardware and software but also the people and systems to implement and scale their solutions. This dual-focused approach will create the industry's first truly adoptable precision water management system! Second, I'm excited about their focus on sustainable hardware. Hardware has been and will continue to be a massive challenge for. the majority of organizations in this industry. GroGuru is focused on simplifying a long-lasting and highly sustainable hardware solution that addresses 90% of the hardware challenges in the industry today! Hard to not be excited about eliminating all those challenges! Third, I'm ecstatic about their pursuit to make an impact in sustainable agriculture. While there is a desire to build a great company, the desire to create a great impact is even bigger! Having the opportunity to be a part of a startup company that's positioned to make such a substantial sustainable impact to all our global citizens is quite simply, an honor. Having the opportunity to bring my skills in leadership, business development, and team development to this organization is a great fit! Farming is truly the foundation for our nation. To bring farmers the solutions GroGuru is developing is going to be unbelievably exciting! I'm grateful for the opportunity to be involved!"
We are very excited to have Kylen bring his deep market domain expertise and ability to build strong relationships with agriculture-focused entrepreneurs and large companies alike," said Patrick Henry, president and CEO of GroGuru. "Kylen has been working with GroGuru on advisory basis for a number of months, and we both felt that it was time to give him an expanded role as we drive the GroGuru vision of transforming the agriculture industry with GroGuru's unique strategic water management solutions."
Kyen resides with his wife of 29 years, Rebecca, in Corning, Iowa.
GroGuru, Inc. is a privately held company based in San Diego, CA, founded in 2014. GroGuru supplies precision soil and irrigation monitoring and management systems to the commercial agriculture industry. GroGuru is all about strategic irrigation management, helping farmers make more money by increasing crop yield and more efficiently using water in a sustainable way.
GroGuru has a patented wireless underground system (WUGS) for soil monitoring, an AI-based recommendation engine in the Cloud, and an intuitive farmer-friendly user interface that farmers can access on their tablet, computer or mobile device. GroGuru sells an innovative hardware-enabled subscription-based solution to farmers that enables optimal irrigation, as well as a software as a service (SaaS) marketed as GroGuru® InSites.
GroGuru's patented WUGS technology enables a permanent installation of soil sensors, even in annual field crops. GroGuru has been a part of the OCTANE LaunchPad, EvoNexus, AgLaunch, the Yield Lab, SVG-Thrive and Plug & Play AgTech accelerator programs.
Giovanna Urizar, GroGuru, Inc., 1 408-420-4911, [email protected]
SOURCE GroGuru, Inc.