Ton Wallast CFO Kind Technologies
AgTech group Kind Technologies has appointed Ton Wallast as its group CFO in line with its strategy based on strong organic growth combined with active buy-and-build. Earlier this year, Kind Technologies secured substantial growth capital from its private equity partner, Avedon Capital Partners. Ton Wallast joining and strengthening group management is a logical next step in the development.
Ton is an experienced CFO with a track record at successful, high-growth IT companies. Prior to joining Kind, he spent more than 7 years on the board of Priva, a world leader in greenhouse climate and process control. In this role, he gained a deep understanding of the horticultural market and closed a number of strategic, international partnerships and transactions.
Fueled by the ambition to automate the complete process from crop harvest to packed product, Kind Technologies will focus on the expansion and development of its product and technology portfolio. The company will further build its international sales and service organization and scale up the production processes and facilities for the next phase of growth.
Together with founders Alex Kind (CEO) and Richard Vialle (CS&IO), Ton will be responsible for group management and realization of these plans with his focus being finance, IT and M&A. ‘We are happy and excited to have Ton besides us helping us to grow, scale and to further professionalize the company. Our international expansion through organic growth and buy and build require a strong leader for financial strategy and control’, says Richard Vialle, Founder and Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at Kind Technologies.
‘I am thrilled to join the ambitious growth path of Kind Technologies’, Ton Wallast adds. ‘I am looking forward to contribute to its positive mission and strategy and feel delighted to remain connected to this wonderful industry and the inspiring people who work here.’