Meet the Team

Greg AkinsGreg Akins

President & CEO

How Many Years with company: 23

Favorite Part of Job: Creating innovative products that help people to eat tasty, ripe fruit 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, and I have one a day; Peaches – because they are so tasty; Blueberries – because they are very nutritious.

Fun Facts, Hobbies: I enjoy spending time with my wife Cathy, DIY projects around our home, traveling.

 


 

Steve Page

Steve Page

Vice President

How Many Years with company: 19

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: 12

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: 15

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: 5

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: 18

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: 1+

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.