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American Hydroponics Appoints Scott Kornberg as Chief Technology Officer

Arcata, CA (PRWEB) January 24, 2012

American Hydroponics, a worldwide leader in the design and manufacturing of recirculating hydroponic systems, is pleased to welcome Scott Kornberg as its Chief Technology Officer.

Kornberg will work alongside President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Christian and Chief Operations Officer Jane Schwalbe to provide management and oversight to all facets of commercial horticultural operations including: sales, manufacturing, product development, system implementation, distribution and grower support.

“Scott fits seamlessly into our culture for he shares our vision and philosophy,” noted Michael Christian, President of American Hydroponics. “His extensive knowledge and hands-on experience as a professional grower in controlled environments is rare. He combines that with a passion for growing plants, a great sense of humor, and an authentic inclination to help others. We now have an even broader range of skills to further strengthen our capacity to serve the grower community.”

Kornberg joins American Hydroponics after 30+ years in the horticultural industry. His recent responsibilities were Greenhouse Manager and Director of Operations of The Sun Valley Group, one of the largest cut flower growers in the United States. Kornberg’s experience includes everything from the selection and construction of greenhouses, implementation of greenhouse computer systems, building warehouses, sizing and constructing of cooling facilities, crop planning and personnel management.

“I look forward to helping people take food production back into the communities where they live,” said Kornberg. “I want to see crop production spread all over the country and help infuse fresh food into areas where it is now unavailable. After 24 years in the flower business, I want to use my expertise to give something back to the community.”

A graduate of California Polytechnic State University at Pomona, Kornberg earned his degree in Horticulture with a minor in Agricultural Biology. He also studied botany and agriculture at Humboldt State University.

About American Hydroponics

Founded in 1984, American Hydroponics is a leader in the recirculating hydroponic horticulture industry. Headquartered in Arcata, California, among the giant redwoods, where the air is clean, water pure and fly fishing epic.

We are committed to providing the tools, systems and knowledge for resource-efficient, community-supported agriculture. We envision food production to once again be at the heart of communities. We believe that successfully promoting and providing food safety, nutrition and support for local farming practices are paramount for a healthy future. For more information, please visit or call 800-458-6543.


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