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24 April 2024

Ridder North America welcomes Rob Hanifin as Product Specialist for Climate Screens

Solon, Ohio, April 24, 2024– Ridder North America, is pleased to announce the appointment of Rob Hanifin as the new Product Specialist for Climate Screens. Based on the US East Coast, Rob will play a crucial role in supporting growers across North America and globally, enhancing their capabilities in greenhouse climate management.

Rob brings to Ridder a wealth of expertise in the field of greenhouse climate screens. With over six years of dedicated service as a Climate Consultant for Svensson, he has developed a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by growers. His experience extends to assisting growers in selecting appropriate climate screens and utilizing them effectively to optimize their greenhouse environments.

“We are thrilled to have Rob join our team,” said Lynda Gallagher, Sales & Service Operations Manager at Ridder North America. “His extensive background in greenhouse climate management and his passion for agricultural innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to provide growers with the tools they need to succeed. Rob’s proven track record in both commercial and research settings will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach and enhance our services.”

Rob’s expertise will be instrumental as we push the boundaries of what’s possible with our climate screen technology on a global scale,” stated Bart de Vos, Chief Commercial Officer at Ridder. “His strategic insight and practical experience will help us better serve our markets worldwide, further integrating Ridder’s solutions into diverse horticultural practices.

Prior to joining Ridder, Rob also amassed significant experience in agricultural research, conducting crop trials in Controlled Environment Agriculture (CEA) and field settings for various private, government, and academic institutions. His work has spanned the United States, dealing with diverse regional climate conditions and broadening his expertise in climate management for CEA crops.

“I am excited to join the Ridder team and look forward to working closely with growers to achieve their climate management goals,” said Rob Hanifin. “It’s an honor to contribute to an industry that is pivotal not only in advancing agricultural technology but also in promoting environmental sustainability.”

Rob is set to work closely with Johan van Erven, a seasoned climate screen expert at Ridder. They will combine their efforts to drive innovation and offer tailored solutions that cater to the unique needs of each grower.

Rob can soon be seen at a greenhouse in your area, so don’t hesitate to invite him over to share with you his knowledge and insights. As Ridder continues to develop innovative solutions designed specifically for growers, the collaboration between Rob, Johan, and our customers exemplifies our strategic approach. Their partnership will focus on empowering growers and driving sustainable growth worldwide.