Meet the Team

Greg AkinsGreg Akins / President & CEO

How Many Years with company: 24

Favorite Part of Job: Creating innovative products that help people to eat tasty, ripe fruit all year and devising new ways to improve ethylene application for ripening & degreening

Favorite Fruit: Too many to chose from….Bananas – because they’ve been such a part of my work history for 30+ years…eat one a day! Avocados – because they are so tasty; Blueberries – because they are so nutritious.

Fun Facts, Hobbies: My wife Cathy & I love to do home improvement projects & travel together.

 


 

Steve Page

Steve Page / Vice President

How Many Years with company: 20

Favorite Part of Job: Every day is different & brings new challenges.

Favorite Fruit: Tie between mango & strawberry

Fun Facts, Hobbies: Love the outdoors; favorite activities are snow skiing, running/hiking & cycling.

 

 


 

Russ HoltRuss Holt / Sales Manager

How Many Years with company: 13

Favorite Part of Job: Great people combined with a great atmosphere.

Favorite Fruit: Bananas

Fun Facts, Hobbies: Love spending time with my family, try to go fishing as often as possible and I’m a fanatic for VT Hokies football.

 

 


 

Chrissy Alston

Chrissy Ross / Sales Associate

How Many Years with company: 16

Favorite Part of Job: I really enjoy talking to our customers! There are some that I have interacted with with for 10+ years.

Favorite Fruit: Bananas

Fun Facts, Hobbies: I live on the beach, and love yoga!

 

 


 

Dave Cowles

Dave Cowles / Sales Associate

How Many Years with company: 6

Favorite Part of Job: The people I work with everyday.

Favorite Fruit: Oranges

Fun Facts, Hobbies: Throwing Darts with my wife Tina and my 2 sons, David Jr., and Ayden. Playing my drums.

 

 


 

Jacob LinebackJacob Lineback  / Production & Shipping Manager

How Many Years with company: 19

Favorite Part of Job: The people, Catalytic is like an extended family.

Favorite Fruit: Pineapples

Fun Facts, Hobbies: Love Remote Control (RC) anything, boating, & fishing. Time with friends and family.

 

 


 

Michael D. LandryMichael D. Landry / Technical Services Manager

How Many Years with company: 2

Favorite Part of Job: Researching and supporting the technology and devices our customers need for their produce, perishables, and environmental management businesses.

Favorite Fruit: Granny Smith apples

Fun Facts, Hobbies: Technophile and programming/gadget enthusiast, backyard poultry and gardening, hobby blacksmithing and metalwork.