Harrison PettitVice-president, Marketing and Corporate Development
Harrison brings nearly twenty years of experience identifying opportunities and leading corporate strategic business initiatives for growth. Since joining Pacific Ag, Harrison has been responsible for spearheading the dramatic market and geographic expansion and diversification that defines Pacific Ag today as a market leader. Prior to joining Pacific Ag, Harrison was the 20th employee of Pacific Ethanol, Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX) and spent four years as its director of business development that included the development of Pacific Ethanol’s 220 million gallons of ethanol production. Harrison also led Pacific Ethanol’s advanced biofuels efforts as the principal investigator and project developer for the West Coast Biorefinery, Pacific Ethanol’s 2.7-million-gallon-a-year cellulosic ethanol commercial demonstration project, selected in 2008 by the US DOE for a $24.3 million financial assistance grant. Prior to Pacific Ethanol Harrison spent over ten years leading the marketing and sales function at a national wood products manufacturing company. Harrison earned his MBA from Georgetown University and his BA from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.