Our Team

James P. Day, Founder & CEO

James P. Day, Founder & CEO

James P. Day founded Suncrest on the 1st day of January, 2012.

As an entrepreneur, Day has launched several companies and has been active in greenhouse (GH) operations for 12+ years. Day spent  30+ years in technology marketing, a career that began at Saatchi & Saatchi in NYC. His agency was engaged in branding and market strategy for mid-size firms and Fortune 500 companies in a dozen industries. Day holds a B.A. in Chemistry and worked on his Ph.D. in Biochemistry before pioneering an interdisciplinary M.S. degree focused on organic agriculture, renewable energy and systems integration. 

Dr. Gordon W. Snyder, Co-Founder & Science Advisor

Dr. Gordon W. Snyder, Co-Founder & Science Advisor

Dr. Snyder joined the company as a co-founder in April, 2012.

For 30+ years Snyder worked in water treatment, monitoring and resource management. He was a “Principle Scientist” for NASA’s “Microgravity Hydroponic Plant Research” program for the International Space Station and the future moon base. Hisconsulting firm, Gordon Snyder & Consultants,  worked with companies and government agencies and is well known for benchmarking water purity. He holds a Ph.D. in Water Quality, an M.S. in Water Resource Mgmt. and a B.A. in Instrumental Chemistry.

Robert B. Day, Co-Founder & VP, Commercial Growing

Robert B. Day, Co-Founder & VP, Commercial Growing

Robert B. Day joined the company as a co-founder in January, 2012.

Called one of the “Best Growers in Texas” Day has managed up to 250K SF of wholesale greenhouse operations. His career began with Vaughan-Jacklin Seed (Syngenta). Prior to operating his own wholesale flower nursery in Denton, Texas, Day worked with Klepac Greenhouses of Dallas, He holds aB.A. degree in Horticulture from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY.

Edward F. Garth, Co-Founder & CFO

Edward F. Garth, Co-Founder & CFO

Edward F. Garth  joined the company as a co-founder in April, 2013.

Garth has 35+ years in Finance at the CFO level and VP Administration level with early and late-stage start-ups as well as public companies. He was formerly with Touche Ross and later, the CFO of VentriPoint Diagnostics Ltd. & DI Software Inc. (Formerly, Design Intelligence, Inc.) He holds a B.B.A. Accounting, Eastern Michigan University; M.B.A Courses, University of Detroit.

Suncrest's team also includes several former Microsoft employees, one who was a senior level IT architect, and another with international supply chain expertise. We have a Boeing sales engineer with domestic and International licensing experience and our Director of Engineering has a strong background in marine engineering. Meanwhile, the sales and marketing team has years of experience in branding, building customer markets, and customer service. As a team we are driven with passion to: Change the Way the World Grows Food.®