Chief Executive Officer
(925) 432-3399 Work/Office
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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Economics and Business Management from the University of California at Davis in 1971. After graduating, I was hired as Agricultural Economist for Central Coast Counties Development Corporation in Salinas, CA.
In 1973 I founded Agra Tech. My most important accomplishment has been the founding and running of Agra Tech with my family. Agra Tech provides a good living for the entire Pound family. My wife Eloise and I are the driving force. My sister and her husband, my father, my brother, and now my son are all a part of this success story. I am most proud of being able to leave Agra Tech as my legacy.
My current goal is to refine the running of Agra Tech so it can be passed on to the next generation, my son Adam.
I enjoy projects on “the ranch” as we like to call our home in East Contra Costa County. My wife and I have started vineyards and enjoy making wine with our friends. I also enjoy traveling, fishing, hunting, and skiing.
I have been an active member of the NGMA (National Greenhouse Manufacturer’s Association) and have served on the board. I share ideas with many of the members to improve the position of our companies. Even though we are competitors, we can collaborate on issues that strengthen the industry.
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