Fluence Bioengineering expands its Europe team
Fluence Bioengineering (Fluence) revealed the appointment of Kurt Davis to Director of Fluence Capital and Dr. Theoharis Ouzounis to Business Development, Europe for their respective leadership and expertise in solving complex financial issues and plant growth challenges in controlled environment agriculture (CEA). Both roles will serve as new gateways to speed the adoption rate of LED horticulture lighting solutions across commercial produce, cannabis and ornamental crop production worldwide.
Davis brings 30 years of professional experience developing financial instruments to help companies solve complex issues and improve financial performance. Building on experience from GE Healthcare, Synopsys, multiple startup companies, and most recently Somerset Capital, Davis will work with Fluence customers to help them secure financing options for Fluence LED lighting solutions and other agriculture equipment needs. Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Engineering from Texas A&M University.
Dr. Ouzounis is a plant physiologist with a specialisation in light responses to improve plant growth and development in greenhouse and indoor grow facilities. Following his recent Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at Wageningen University in the Netherlands, Dr. Ouzounis will work with European universities, research institutions and commercial growers to drive regional photobiology research and assist growers with their horticulture lighting needs. Dr. Ouzounis holds a Ph.D. in Horticulture, Energy and Environmentally Efficient Technologies from the University of Southern Denmark in collaboration with Aarhus University, a Master of Science in Horticulture from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.