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Robyn Jackson Joins Urban Barns Foods Executive Management Team
Founder of Robyn's Transportation & Distribution Services Ltd
Joins the Board and the Executive Committee for Fast-growing Food Production Company
London, U.K.- November 18, 2009 - Urban Barns Foods
(URBF.OB), set to acquire a leading-edge provider of leafy vegetables, who "Grow Locally" and can produce to "Organic Grown" standards, today announced the appointment of Mr. J. Robyn Jackson
to its board of directors as well as Executive Vice President, Logistics.
has a distinguished 33-year career as the founder and Chief Executive of Robyn's Transportation & Distribution Services Ltd
, a leading shipper to the food industry.
In 1976 Mr. Jackson founded Robyn's Transportation & Distribution Services Ltd, in Alberta.
For the last 33 years he has served as the President and CEO and built Robyn's Transportation & Distribution Services Ltd, into a niche refrigerated shipper of food and propagated plants, with annual sales of more than $17,000,000 CDN.
Currently Robyn's ships food products and plants to all Wal-Mart
, Sobeys and Canadian Tire stores in Western Canada between Thunder Bay and the Canadian West Coast.
They also deliver to Canadian Superstore and Canadian Safeway warehouses all across Western Canada.
"Robyn Jackson is one of Urban Barns Foods' key assets," said Dan Meikleham, Interim Chairman, "He brings unparalleled experience to the Board and as our logistics executive, and he gives us hands on approach to the industry and distribution to food to the retail market.
Mr. Jackson, like Mr. Benne [the newly appointed President] will be a key figure in the Board's operational decisions, helping us fulfill our responsibility to our shareholders."
Stated Mr. Jackson
appointment, "I am excited to join Urban Barns Foods Executive Committee, which offers me an opportunity to ship smarter, not longer.