IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
Terra Tech Corp. (TRTC), a leader in sustainable agricultural products, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ronald Hart to the company’s Advisory Board.
Dr. Hart is an internationally recognized scientist, scholar and expert in business acceleration strategies for emerging growth companies. He is the former Chief Scientist and Executive Director of the FDA’s National Center for Toxicology Research and was the first person in the history of the FDA to be named distinguished scientist in residence. In addition, he was an author of the Federal Technology Transfer Act of 1986.
“Dr. Hart’s broad and accomplished background is a significant asset for Terra Tech,” explains Derek A. Peterson, CEO of Terra Tech. “It’s rare you find someone who is both an academic and an operator, we are humbled to have his experienced guidance to help steer our company.”
Dr. Hart has received over two dozen national and international awards and recognition for his scientific contributions, including the Karl August Forester Preis from the German Academy of Science and Literature, the Bose Medal from the Bose Institute of India, and appointments as Distinguished Professor at a number of institutes, including Cairo University and Guangzhou University.
“Companies like Terra Tech are helping find sustainable solutions to feeding our expanding global population,” said Dr. Hart. “It is crucial our global society invest in these types of technologies in an effort to mitigate what could become a global food shortage in the coming decades.”
Terra Tech a pioneer in indoor controlled agriculture equipment is integrating the best of the natural world with technology to create sustainable solutions for food production, indoor cultivation, as well as agricultural research and development. Terra Tech is moving into the production of hydroponically grown produce in an effort to capture market share of what they see as the upcoming urban agricultural movement.
Dr. Hart has served on the boards and advisory committees of the National Academy of Science, including as Chairman of the Committee on Indoor Air. In addition, he has served on the editorial boards of more than a dozen professional journals, has authored or co-authored over 600 scientific publications, and has served as editor for six scientific volumes. Dr. Hart serves either as a director or as a strategic advisor to public and private companies, including: Guided Therapeutics, St. Renatus, Global Technology Deployment Fund, Ice Energy, and SNTech. Dr. Hart received his Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Illinois in 1971.
“We are building a team of talented individuals that will help Terra Tech develop and bring to market technologies and products that can improve the quality of life for our population,” said Peterson. “Having someone of Dr. Hart’s caliber as an influencer of our overall direction is paramount for our success.”
About Terra Tech:
Through its wholly-owned subsidiary GrowOp Technology, Terra Tech Corp. specializes in controlled environment agricultural technologies. The company integrates best-of-breed hydroponic equipment with proprietary software and hardware to provide sustainable solutions for indoor agriculture enterprises and home practitioners. We work closely with expert horticulturists, engineers, and plant scientists to develop and manufacture advanced proprietary products for the fast-growing urban agricultural industry as well as individual hobbyists. Large companies, small urban farmers, home enthusiasts, and traditional greenhouse growers utilize our products. Our complete product line is available at specialty retailers throughout the United States, and via our website. Terra Tech Corp. was incorporated in July 2008 in the State of Nevada; its subsidiary GrowOp Technology was founded March 2010, in Oakland, California.
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