Aerofarms inks new COO to help expand indoor vertical farm

AeroFarms, an indoor vertical farm based in Newark, announced it has named Roger Post as its new chief operating officer.

In this role, Post will oversee the company’s operations, food safety and quality assurance, engineering, farm construction, data systems, and research and development.

Post, who has more than 28 years of manufacturing and supply chain experience, most recently served as senior vice president of manufacturing operations and fulfillment at Danone Foods North America.

“AeroFarms continues to lead the way for commercial production for indoor vertical farming, and Roger Post, with a proven track-record, is a great addition to our team to ensure the highest levels of safe, high quality production all year round for our key global selling partners as we look to transform agriculture overall,” David Rosenberg, CEO of AeroFarms, said.

Roger has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology and an MBA from the Lake Forest Graduate School.

“I am excited to join AeroFarms on their mission to build sustainable farms globally to feed the world by leveraging my deep experience in large-scale food and supply chain, and I am looking forward to helping them create a positive culture where business can be a force for good,” Post said.