Tech-Driven Vertical Farming Company Kalera Announces Two New Vice Presidents of Sales Focused on Foodservice and Retail Accounts

The appointment of these executives coincides with Kalera’s expansion into new markets nationwide.

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Mark Gagnon, VP of Sales for Retail Accounts at Kalera, has over three decades of experience in the produce and grocery industries.
Mark Gagnon, VP of Sales for Retail Accounts at Kalera, has over three decades of experience in the produce and grocery industries.
Mark Gagnon, VP of Sales for Retail Accounts at Kalera, has over three decades of experience in the produce and grocery industries.

Kalera

Kalera's newly appointed VP of Foodservice Sales, Marc Jennings, brings with him over 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry.
Kalera’s newly appointed VP of Foodservice Sales, Marc Jennings, brings with him over 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry.
Kalera’s newly appointed VP of Foodservice Sales, Marc Jennings, brings with him over 20 years of experience in the foodservice industry.

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 13, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Today, technology-driven vertical farming company Kalera (NOTC: KALERA, Bloomberg: KSLLF) announced that it has hired two new executives to fill the positions of Vice President of Foodservice Sales and Vice President of Sales for Retail Accounts. The newly appointed VP of

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In the vice presidential debate, only one candidate looked into the camera and spoke to ‘you’

Because television is a visual medium, what is seen often registers more vividly than what is said. From prestige dramas to reality-show schlock, TV relies on character contrasts, the sharper the better. Much the same is true of politics, whose practitioners like to speak of the importance of “optics.”

Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris was a study in contrasts that went well beyond their parties and positions. It may not have been riveting television, but it was revealing television.

The most significant difference, of course, was built into the evening from the start. History was made by the simple act of Harris, the first woman of color on a major-party ticket, sharing a stage (from a distance of 12 feet) with Pence. Another welcome, impossible-to-miss distinction was the evening’s civility compared with last week’s demolition derby masquerading as a presidential debate, which featured President

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Ad attacking Mark Zuckerberg to run during vice presidential debate

  • An ad slamming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for the company’s handling of misinformation is expected to run during Wednesday’s presidential debate, per a CNN report.
  • The ad is already posted online and features Zuckerberg’s commentary at a congressional hearing overlaid with headlines reporting on Facebook’s recent missteps, such as its handling of QAnon networks.
  • Facebook remains under scrutiny from lawmakers on both sides of the aisle as regulators continue to fight for more accountability from Big Tech.
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An ad slamming Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is expected to run during Wednesday night’s vice presidential debate, CNN first reported.

The ad, run by the group Accountable Tech, attacks Zuckerberg for the handling of misinformation on the social media site. The ad — which you can view here — features footage of Zuckerberg telling congressional leaders that as Facebook’s founder, he ultimately has responsibility for what

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Comcast Corporation Promotes Dalila Wilson-Scott to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Comcast Corporation today announced it has promoted Dalila Wilson-Scott to Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation, reporting to Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Brian L. Roberts. Effective today, Ms. Wilson-Scott will oversee all Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion activities for the corporation. She will also continue to lead the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation and the company’s community impact work.

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Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Comcast Corporation (Photo: Business Wire)

“Dalila is a fantastic leader and passionate advocate and supporter of our corporate social responsibility efforts, which have been at the heart of our company for decades,” said Mr. Roberts. “In her new role, she will build on our strong foundation, partnering with leadership teams across our organization to continue to make our company and culture more inclusive, and to help us drive substantive

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Why There Are More Animals From North America In South America Than Vice Versa

KEY POINTS

  • There was an exchange of animals from North and South America during the GABI
  • Why there were more animals of North American origin in South America than vice versa has been a mystery
  • A team of researchers may have found an explanation for the disparity
  • It’s possible that many South American mammals actually went extinct

Why are there more South American animals of North American origins than North American animals of South American origin? A team of researchers found a possible explanation for the long-held puzzle.

The American continents weren’t always connected but tens of millions of years ago when the land bridge of Panama formed and connected North and South America, there was an exchange of animals between the once separated lands. Called the Great American Biotic Exchange (GABI), it is considered as one of the greatest biogeographical events.

However, one thing that has been puzzling paleontologists

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Wastewater Treatment Industry Veteran Keith Williams Joins BCR as Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Today BCR announced that Keith Williams has joined the company as vice president of sales and marketing. Bringing more than 38 years of experience across water and wastewater treatment technologies, Mr. Williams will lead BCR’s sales team with a focus on municipal markets. This will include managing and growing industry relationships with rep firms who bring technologies to municipal wastewater treatment plants within their regional markets.

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Water industry Veteran, Keith Williams, joins BCR Inc. to head up Sales and Marketing. (Photo: Business Wire)

“We are excited to have Keith onboard to continue to grow sales outreach across the range of decision makers involved with the selection of biosolids process technology,” said Joshua Scott, BCR CEO. “With Keith’s sales leadership and guidance, our goal is to become one of the industry leaders for biosolids treatment technology.”

“As I learned more

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NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC Announces Promotion of CFO Paul Estrem to Executive Vice President and Appointment to NorthStar Board of Managers – Press Release

BELOIT, Wis.–(Business Wire)–NorthStar Medical Technologies, LLC, a global innovator in the development, production and commercialization of diagnostic and therapeutic radiopharmaceuticals, today announced the promotion of Chief Financial Officer Paul Estrem, to Executive Vice President. Mr. Estrem has also been appointed to the NorthStar Board of Managers, effective October 12, 2020, and continues to report to President and Chief Executive Officer Stephen Merrick. Mr. Estrem joined NorthStar in November, 2018, as Senior Vice President and CFO. He has more than 30 years of relevant financial experience in the life science and medical technology industries.

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Paul Estrem, Executive VP and CFO, NorthStar Medical Technologies (Photo: Business Wire)

Paul Estrem, Executive VP and CFO, NorthStar Medical Technologies (Photo: Business Wire)

“Paul’s strong combination of leadership and financial experience in growing successful organizations has served NorthStar exceptionally well since he joined the Company,” said Stephen Merrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of NorthStar. “As a

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Vice News releases body camera video that purports to show moments after officers raided Breonna Taylor’s apartment

New body camera footage obtained by Vice News purportedly shows what happened on March 13 in the moments after Louisville Metro Police officers raided the home of Breonna Taylor, who was shot and killed.



An image from a video shows an officer, which Vice News says appears to be former Louisville police Detective Brett Hankison, entering Breonna Taylor's apartment after the shootings and ask about shell casings that are on the floor. He's soon told by another unidentified officer that he should "back out" until the department's Public Integrity Unit arrives. Hankison's attorney declined to comment on the video.


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An image from a video shows an officer, which Vice News says appears to be former Louisville police Detective Brett Hankison, entering Breonna Taylor’s apartment after the shootings and ask about shell casings that are on the floor. He’s soon told by another unidentified officer that he should “back out” until the department’s Public Integrity Unit arrives. Hankison’s attorney declined to comment on the video.

One video shows an officer, which Vice News says appears to be former Detective Brett Hankison, entering Taylor’s apartment after the shootings and ask about shell casings that are on the floor. He’s soon told by another unidentified officer that he should “back out” until LMPD’s Public Integrity

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Erin Levzow Joins Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. as Vice President Marketing Technology

LAKE FOREST, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Del Taco Restaurants, Inc. (“Del Taco” or the “Company”), (NASDAQ: TACO), the nation’s second largest Mexican quick service restaurant* (MQSR), today announced that Erin Levzow is appointed to the new position of Vice President Marketing Technology. Levzow brings a wide breadth of experience in marketing, marketing technology, mobile apps and ordering technology, as well as building loyalty and rewards programs, across multiple industries.

“As the technology space becomes more critical for customer engagement every year, we continue to plan and execute against building competitive and innovative systems for our brand,” said Tim Hackbardt, Chief Marketing Officer of Del Taco. “We are pleased to welcome Erin to the Del Taco team to carry forward our marketing technology efforts. I know her experience shaping successful digital, martech and ecommerce strategies will make a tremendous impact on the ways we engage with our guests and differentiate our fresh

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Prof. Juan de Pablo appointed Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation and Global Initiatives

Prof. Juan de Pablo has been appointed Vice President for National Laboratories, Science Strategy, Innovation and Global Initiatives at the University of Chicago, effective immediately.

In his new role, de Pablo—currently the Vice President for National Laboratories, the Liew Family Professor in Molecular Engineering and senior scientist at Argonne National Laboratory—will help drive and support the University’s science, technology and innovation efforts, along with their connection to policy and industry. In close consultation with President Robert J. Zimmer, and in close collaboration with Provost Ka Yee C. Lee, deans and faculty, he will help shape emerging strategic scientific and technological initiatives. He also will provide oversight of entrepreneurship and innovation activities at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, in close partnership with Madhav Rajan, the dean of Chicago Booth.

De Pablo also will work to build global academic partnerships, extend the reach of the University’s research collaborations with international

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