This new appointment allows EarthKind® to further its mission of protecting families at home and in the workplace.
EarthKind®, makers of award-winning, plant-based pest prevention pouches, continues to lead the way in innovative pest prevention protocol as it expands into commercial property protection.
John Foster’s impressive track record in the organic industry is exactly what EarthKind® was looking for to lead this new division. His vast knowledge on complex organic standards and regulations, coupled with his first-hand experience with supply chain compliance issues, allowed him to adeptly hit the ground running at EarthKind®.
“Finding someone that both fits our company culture, and has a stellar track record of mission-driven leadership, was not an easy task,” comments Kari Warberg Block, founder and CEO EarthKind®. “John’s experience and his professional philosophy checked all the boxes for us, and we are delighted to have him join the EarthKind family.”
“It seemed like a natural progression from my time at Earthbound Farms to be joining a group like EarthKind®, which has its roots firmly planted in natural solutions that not only solve a problem, but support American farmers and bring about positive change through creative innovation,” Foster remarks.
“Working with forward-thinking, passionate, innovative people like John is a real joy for a CEO,” says Warberg Block. “It’s essential in an organization to have people that can provide crucial expertise and help us navigate a new category as we scale our business.”
EarthKind® has been changing the nature of pest control by leveraging the power of nature’s bio-pesticides to rival conventional agro-chemicals. Their plant-based pest control functions without poisons, and without killing, making EarthKind® the first pesticide manufacturer with USDA certified bio-based repellents. EarthKind® is the first and only plant-based pest control company to have its product meet Federal EPA’s gold standard for safety and effectiveness, with no known risks when used as directed.
EarthKind® has a 98% carbon-free footprint, certified by the USDA Bio-Preferred Program, achieved through Just-In-Time (JIT) Manufacturing, reducing Work-in-Progress (WIP) and changeovers, and minimizing defects in the manufacturing process. By using reusable and recyclable shipping containers for their raw materials, EarthKind® leaves almost nothing in the landfill, with all ingredients sustainably sourced from American family farms.
Media interested in learning more about EarthKind® or interviewing CEO/Founder Kari Warberg Block, or Director, Commercial Division John Foster, please contact Sara White at [email protected] or 212-693-2152.
Founded by leading pest prevention expert Kari Warberg Block, EarthKind® is a pioneer in natural prevention for families and households everywhere. EarthKind is a pest prevention brand that manufactures naturally powerful and effective pest solutions that keep pests away, without killing or poisoning them. All EarthKind® products are sourced from American farms and designed by inventive artists, scientists and engineers who care about the earth. EarthKind® products are made in the USA and the company provides handicapped individuals with meaningful employment. Kari was awarded the 2019 GMDC Retail Champions of Change award for her role as an inspirational industry retail leader, and was named to the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman Class of 2012, 2013 ND SBA Small Business Person of the Year and National Second Runner Up. Her latest product line, Stay Away® was the winner of the 2015 NEXTY People’s Choice Award for Best New Product of the Year. Learn more at www.EarthKind.com and on social media:
About John Foster
From 2016-2018 John was Director, Supply Chain Strategy at Earthbound Farm where he provided leadership facilitation across Integrated Supply Chain and championed Innovation and Excellence initiatives—including Earthbound Ingredients. Prior to that his position at Earthbound Farms from 2012-2105 was Director of Compliance, Quality, Food Safety & Organic Integrity, where he ensured compliance for all Earthbound Farm suppliers. He was responsible for developing effective interface of Quality, Food Safety & Organic Integrity department across Earthbound Farm/WhiteWave Foods. He participated at the national policy level in organic and food safety concerns, including USDA/NOP regulations and FSMA proposed and final rules, and built a compliance team with depth, integrity, and executional excellence.