Cool Planet names new Turf, Nursery and Ornamental manager

By |  January 17, 2017 0 Comments

imgresCool Planet, an agriculture technology company, has hired Owen Towne to lead its turf, nursery and ornamental business. He will initially focus on commercializing the company’s Cool Terra Engineered Biocarbon product, according to press release.

Towne’s career experience includes developing new products and establishing new markets with companies Ciba-Geigy/Novartis, Griffin LLC and United Phosphorous, Inc. as well as founding Phoenix Environmental Care, LLC.

“Owen is an outstanding TN&O marketer, with a long history of helping grow sales and profits for his companies as well as the channel,” says Cool Planet President and CEO, Jim Loar. “He is a very talented, experienced, and service-driven individual who will be able to help us rapidly grow the Cool Terra business.”

In his new role, Towne will work with Cool Planet’s distribution, retail and business partners, and are now working to distribute the TN&O product across the United States, according to the company.

“I am fortunate to have worked in this industry for more than 20 years, and it is rare that an innovative product like Cool Terra comes along that has an immediate benefit to golf managers, and landscape and horticulture professionals,” says Towne. “As we launch commercial sales broadly in this segment, I expect to see tremendous results and rapid sales growth.”

Towne can be contacted at or at 229-563-4344.

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