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Mr. Charles I. Kosmont

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Rocket Farms Inc
360 Espinosa Rd.
Salinas , California 93907
United States

Company Description: We have been in business for over 25 years, and are one of the largest growers in California with approximately 7 million square feet of greenhouse and growing...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California
  • BS , Business Administration
    State University of New York at Albany
  • California Agricultural Leadership Program
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Web References
Press Releases / Articles | ROCKET FARMS RECEIVES MINORITY BUSINESS ENTERPRISE CERTIFICATION (Environmental Relations), 7 Dec 2010 [cached]
Owners Sergio Silva and Charles Kosmont have been with Rocket Farms since its parent company's inception in 1982, and currently serve as the company's President and CEO, respectively.
Bios- Rocket Farms, Greenhouse Growers of Organic Herbs and Quality Plants, 3 Mar 2013 [cached]
Charles Kosmont
Chairman & CEO
Mr. Kosmont's involvement with Monterey Peninsula Horticulture (the parent company of Rocket Farms and Growers Transplanting) began in 1984 while he was a partner of the venture capital fund that financed MPH's technology development. He is Chairman and CEO of MPH and its largest shareholder.
Mr. Kosmont is also Chairman of Steven Robert Original Desserts, Fabes Natural Gourmet, and Next Pharmaceuticals.
Mr. Kosmont received his MBA from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and his Bachelors of Science from the University at Albany. He is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program.
Next Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Personnel and Management Team, 3 Dec 2008 [cached]
Charles I. Kosmont
Charles Kosmont
Co-founder, Chairman and CEO
Charles Kosmont is Co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Next Pharmaceuticals.He has had a multi-faceted career in managing and investing in food, agribusiness and nutrition companies.In 1997, Mr. Kosmont co-founded Next Pharmaceuticals, LLC.
Mr. Kosmont is also Chairman of Fabes Natural Gourmet, Inc., Salinas, CA. In addition, he was President of the MET-Rx companies, Irvine, CA during its time of rapid growth.MET-Rx was one the largest sports nutrition companies in the United States with national distribution in health, natural and mainstream retail stores.
Previously, Mr. Kosmont was Co-founder and CFO of Westbrae Natural, Inc.
(originally named Vestro Foods), based in Carson, a publicly traded company that acquired and managed natural food companies.After completing the Entrepreneur Program with honors and receiving his MBA from the Marshall School of Business (USC) in 1982, Mr. Kosmont joined and later became a Partner of Princeton/Montrose Partners, a venture capital limited partnership, which invested in food and agribusiness companies.
He is a graduate of the California Agricultural Leadership Program and a founding Member of the Board of Directors of the Orange County Business Bank; a publicly traded, state chartered, FDIC insured banking institution.
Nutrition Journal can BioMed ..., 1 Sept 2013 [cached]
Nutrition Journal can BioMed Central BioMed Central and PubMed. - This is the first clinical study on Relora with healthy women, said Charles Kosmont, Chairman and CEO of Next Pharmaceuticals. Continue reading →
I am proud of what we ... [cached]
I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish in a short period of time" said Charles Kosmont, Monterey Peninsula Horticulture chief executive officer.
"Howard has been a key member of the HerbThyme management and integration team and we are appreciative of his leadership," said Kosmont.
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