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Harvest was founded by a seasoned technology executive and a trio of robotics experts. The Company now comprises a diverse, committed team with expertise in sales and marketing, engineering (software, hardware, electrical, mechanical), project management, and business operations.

photo John Kawola, CEO
Prior to Harvest, John was the CEO of Z Corporation, one of the early pioneers of the 3D printing industry. Prior to Z Corporation, John held technical and marketing positions at Albany International and General Electric. John holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from Renssaeler and an MBA from Union College. John is a Director at Spaceclaim, a 3D Modeling software company.
photo Charles Grinnell, COO
Charlie has led numerous teams and companies. He was previously GM of DEKA R&D, a 200-person technology and IP incubator. He has also founded an international consulting business and served as Lead Engineer of a $300 million particle detector at CERN, Europe's international physics research center.
photo Joe Jones, CTO
Joe invents practical robots. A robotics visionary with 24 years in the field, Joe was the first employee of iRobot, where he and Harvest cofounder Paul Sandin invented Roomba, the floor-cleaning blockbuster, which has sold over 5 million units. He spent 9 years in robotic research at the MIT AI Lab, authored three books on robotics, and holds 15 patents.
photo Glenn Cozzens, VP of Manufacturing Operations
Glenn is an experienced Operations and Product Development Executive with over 25 years experience establishing and leading high­tech Manufacturing, Operations and Product Development Departments. He brings expertise garnered from successful ventures from startup companies to established industry leaders in industries such as computer networking equipment, mobile technology, clean energy, video conferencing, industrial robotics and internet marketing. He has been a part of multiple acquisitions as well as an IPO. Glenn has a wide breath of experience in all areas of Operations, Manufacturing, Product Development, Program Management, Marketing and Customer Service.
photo Dani Icekson, VP Finance
Dani brings to his role 18 years of experience in public accounting and corporate finance management. Starting his career at Ernst & Young, he then held various financial management roles at technology, software, and consumer products startups, most notably, at Zipcar, where he helped grow the company from a small startup to an IPO-ready company. Dani holds a B.B.A from Tel Aviv College of Business Administration, Tel Aviv, Israel, where he was also licensed as C.P.A.
photo Greg Timbol, VP Sales and Business Development
Greg has over 20 years of experience in business development and sales within the high technology industry including the life sciences, materials engineering and robotics sectors. Before joining Harvest, he held senior-level positions at Materials Design Inc., Pharsight (acquired by Certara) and Biosym Technologies (now Accelrys). He has a strong track record in driving growth opportunities through new account expansion, major account management and strategic partner development. Greg received his B.Sc. from the University of British Columbia.
photo Steve Toebes, VP of Engineering
Steve has been in the Robotics/Automation, Semiconductor, and Defense Industries for 19 years successfully executing several large scale new product development projects in the field of robotic automation. Most recently as VP of Hardware Engineering at Symbotic LLC, a robotic automation start-up, he led the product design from concept to successful commercial release while the company grew from 13 to a 100+ people. Steve holds several patents.
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