Autogrow has named Jonathan Morgan as its new Chief Technology Officer, adding he will be responsible for continuing development of their innovations. “We are very pleased to welcome Jonathan to the Autogrow family and look forward to seeing him put his talents to use to deliver world class products and customer experiences,” says CEO Darryn Keiller.
Jonathan brings to the role more than 18 years of commercial expertise in software and integrated technology solutions for customers. The company said he has also led teams in product development, continuous improvement and customer experience. His previous role was as Ventures VP Engineering at EROAD, a company with a focus on road charging, compliance and telematics services across NZ, Australia and North America.
“I’m excited to join a progressive team like Autogrow who is leading disruptive innovation within the AgTech space and creating new and exciting solutions to help grow food. It’s an area I’m interested in exploring and seeing how we can make positive impacts in the pockets of farmers and on the planet,” explains Jonathan.
Over the past two years Autogrow said it has doubled their employee number and launched solutions for indoor growing including the first API (Application 2 Programming Interface), the first SDK (Software Development Kit), the first indoor agtech hackathon – #CropsOnMars, and most recently the farm management platform FarmRoad.
“It’s been a busy two years and we are only set to become bigger with more innovative solutions for farmers. Jonathan’s appointment will ensure that we continue to push forward within CEA (Controlled Environment Agriculture), an industry that is evolving at a rapid pace,” says Darryn.
Jonathan will begin his role 18 September and will be based at the Autogrow Head Office in Auckland, New Zealand.