Richard VollebregtPresident and CEO at Cravo Equipment Ltd
Richard Vollebregt has a degree in economics and is the President and CEO of Cravo Equipment Ltd which is the world leader in the design and supply of retractable roof greenhouses, cooling houses and automated retractable field and orchard covers.
For over 35 years, Richard has been involved in creating innovative production system which combine the advantages of nature and a protected environment with an intensive focus on warm and hot climates. His ability to integrate climate, plant physiology, retractable roof design, and economics has allowed him to create the "Retractable Roof Production System" which allows growers to profitably increase yields, quality, and shift harvest seasons while reducing disease and insect pressure. He gained his knowledge firsthand by leading the R & D that was done at Cravo owned facilities in Mexico and from working with users of retractable roof houses globally that are producing berries, vegetables, cherries, fruits, herbs, and flowers. Richard has also written two books on the retractable roof production systems.