CEI Management Team
Dennis R. Bunnell, CEO - Seasoned C-level executive with a broad business background in management, finance, human resources, strategic planning, and marketing. Former President and CEO Newton Falls Fine Paper Company; Chairman & CEO St. Mary’s Paper; President-CEO Munksjo Paper; Inc. Consensus builder experienced in Union negotiations and M&A. Fordham University School of Law. B.A., Economics, from Otterbein University.
Robert MacArthur, Chairman/President – Robert is an experienced entrepreneur, educator, industry consultant, and founder of multiple businesses (including IPO exits). Boston University MET College Adjunct Professor, and Executive-in-Residence at the BU Business Incubator. Education: St. Lawrence University and Harvard Business School.
Andrew Rice, Chief Financial Officer - Andrew has more than 20 years’ experience as the top financial executive in various manufacturing and distribution companies. He has been involved with several startup operations and has been a business owner and operator. He has a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and a master’s degree in Finance from Bentley University. He is a Certified Public Accountant and Certified Management Accountant.
John Hoogeboom, Technical Advisor- John has 40 years of hands on experience as a grower and consultant in greenhouse agriculture and deep knowledge of the advanced hydroponic techniques developed in the Netherlands, upon which CEI’s initial operations will depend.
Armando Suarez-Romero, Vice President-operations - Horticulturist and former Vice President-Cultivation CRESCO Labs, Inc.
The team is supported by the combined expertise of its advisory board, which includes:
Kip Testwuide - Director- Financial executive representing Point Positive, Angel investor group, Saranac Lake, NY
Peter A. D’Arrigo - President New England Produce Center; President D’Arrigo Brothers
Dr. Gene Giacomelli - Professor & Former Director Controlled Environment Agriculture Center, Department of Biosystems Engineering The University of Arizona
John Hoogeboon - CEA Greenhouse Expert Designer & Grower
Sarah R. Bogdanovitch - Professor of Forestry, Paul Smith’s College. Board Member ESFPA.
John R. MacArthur - PE Senior Engineer, Project Manager, Beardsley Associates & Engineers, Malone, NY
We are a diverse group of industry experts, technologists, and academics, all united in the mission to create socially responsible agriculture.