Apr 5, 2021
COO named for Shenandoah Growers, ‘nation’s largest’ organic indoor farm
Shenandoah Growers Inc. has hired Cameron Geiger as Chief Operating Officer as the company plans to begin a new growth phase.
The Rockingham, Virginia-based company markets itself as “the nation’s leading and largest certified organic indoor farming company,” and has products available in most major retailers across the U.S., according to a news release. Shenandoah Growers Inc. markets organic culinary herbs, purees, and leafy greens under the “That’s Tasty” brand.
Geiger will report to Shenandoah Growers President Phillip Karp and serve on the company’s executive leadership team.
Prior to joining Shenandoah Growers, Geiger served as senior vice president, supply chain services at Walmart U.S. and Chief Information Officer at Walmart International, according to the release. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
“I am committed to helping ensure our company is well-positioned to meet booming demand efficiently and at scale, as the marketplace continues to trend towards healthy, flavorful, fresh food with a strong sustainability profile,” Geiger said in the news release.
Geiger joins Shenandoah Growers during a period of accelerating growth for the company.
With an unbroken record of growth extending more than 25 years, Shenandoah Growers claims to be the only large-scale, USDA-certified organic, soil-based, indoor growing system in the United States. The company has 12 operating facilities including growing, packing, and logistics located nationwide, and currently delivers organic, local produce sold in more than 18,000 retail stores every day, according to a news release from the company. The company has developed and implemented a proven, proprietary indoor growing system that delivers fresh organic produce at prices comparable to conventionally grown produce.
In addition, Shenandoah Growers is currently expanding its latest Generation 3 indoor Biofarms, adding an additional 10 million pounds of USDA certified organic production over the next three years for its growing national customer base. The company also recently announced a significant expansion of its transportation fleet with 15 new, dual-temperature trailers in response to increased demand from its retail partners and customers for its contract less-than-load (LTL) services offering.