Upward Farms names new VP of operations

Upward Farms names new VP of operations

Andrew Howell has been named vice president of operations at the Brooklyn, New York-based CEA operation.

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April 27, 2022

Upward Farms has named supply chain and operations leader Andrew Howell as Vice President of Operations, according to a press release.

With more than 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry, Howell is responsible for overseeing the supply chain strategy on behalf of the company and developing best in class systems to further propel Upward Farms as it enters a new phase of growth. He will report to Jason Green, Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder.

“We are grateful and excited to welcome Andrew to the Upward Farms team as we continue to scale our category-defining sustainable food brand,” said Green. “The skills and leadership demonstrated by Andrew’s track record in optimizing distribution networks, managing logistics, and overseeing complex supply chains will contribute to our success building a disruptive, best-in-class supply chain.”

Howell joins Upward Farms from Sabra Dipping Co., where he played an integral part in helping transform the company from start-up to a leading fresh dips company in the United States. He rose from Facilities Engineering Manager to Senior Director of Operations and ultimately VP of Transformation and Change Management over a 12-year period.

“I’m thrilled to join a company that is making a positive impact on the world every day, addressing climate change head on, and creating a standalone ecosystem that commercially demonstrates a new way of sustainable farming,” said Howell.