About ePlant

ePlant’s veteran engineers and scientists have a passion for unlocking insights by developing state-of-the-art sensing platforms. They founded ePlant to revolutionize the way plant data is collected, understood, and applied at scale. The ePlant Tree Tag system is the first realization of that vision.

transparent 3d mockup of the ePlant tree tag

ePlant Tree Tags not only monitors plants, they turn them into environmental sensors. Real-time data is fed to the cloud where it is organized, stored, and analyzed. These data support applications in agriculture, arboriculture, forestry, government, risk management, and consumer spaces.

The ePlant Team

Board of Directors

Graham Hine

Graham Hine

Co-founder, CEO

Graham has decades of experience with innovative sensing platforms and robotics. He has broad management and operational expertise and is well acquainted with building successful companies from the ground up. Previously Graham was CEO for Liquid Robotics after it was acquired by the Boeing Company.

Joseph Rizzi

Joseph Rizzi

Co-founder, Chairman of the Board

Joe was a general partner at Matrix Partners LLP, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. While at Matrix he helped launch and was on the board of many small and large companies. He also founded and ran several companies in Silicon Valley.

Roger Hine

Roger Hine

Chief Technology Officer, Director

Roger serves as the company’s chief inventor and architect, bringing his talent as an inventor and his years of designing sensing systems to the team. He was founding CEO of Liquid Robotics and chief inventor of the Wave Glider technology. Roger has a MS in Mechatronics from Stanford University.

Tim Richardson

Tim Richardson

Chief Revenue Officer, Director

Tim has the leadership experience and significant network of connections to help guide the company to success. He was CEO of Microlinear, a public company, and has extensive experience in marketing, business operations, and executive management.

Additional Key Team Members

David Walker

David Walker

VP Hardware Engineering

David Walker, Ph.D., oversees hardware and electronics development. He has led hardware and electronics organizations at multiple companies, and his designs are present in some of the most accomplished robotics in the world. He brings wide-ranging design experience, from silicon to system-level electronics, and will architect the low-cost, highly-capable electronics the ePlant requires.

Kurt Kiesow

Kurt Kiesow

VP Customer Experience

Kurt brings a wealth of experience in sales and marketing, as well as project and product management to his role at ePlant. He is developing innovative approaches and elevating customer service to the highest level. He is experienced with RF networking and wireless communications and versed in system integration and testing. He has been a founder of multiple organizations and manager at large companies.

Kevin Rea

Kevin Rea

Chief Software Architect

Kevin has deep technical and engineering management expertise. He has been a software developer, system architect, director, VP of engineering, CTO and founder at several Silicon Valley startups.

Bruce Kamolnick

Bruce Kamolnick

CFO

Bruce Kamolnick, CPA, brings more than 15 years’ experience to the CFO role, both as VP of Finance and as the key company administrator handling HR, insurance, payroll, and virtually all duties that fall outside of the engineering and sales groups. He was a co-founder and founding CFO of Liquid Robotics.

Strategic Advisory Board

Ronald Welten

Ronald Welten

Test Site Manager, Blue River Technology (John Deere)

Ron has worked for Syngenta, United Genetics Seeds, Co., Enza Zaden Research and operates his own diverse farm. He has wide expertise in crop and agricultural testing.

Alexa Harter

Alexa Harter

Director, CIPHER Lab at the Georgia Tech Research Institute

Dr. Harter is Regents' Researcher and Director of the Cybersecurity Research Laboratory at GTRI, an applied R&D center that is part of Georgia Tech. She was instrumental in initiating and developing the DNA archival data storage and quantum systems research programs at GTRI.

Elizabeth von Volkenburgh

Elizabeth von Volkenburgh

Professor of Biology, University of Washington

Dr. von Volkenburgh leads the Plant Growth Lab at the University and is widely respected as one of the leaders in the field of plant signaling.

Matthew Ritter

Matthew Ritter

Distinguished Professor of Biology, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

Heading the Ritter Lab at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and advising the company in both urban and wildlands forestry, Dr. Ritter is a widely respected researcher and educator and author of textbooks on California Native Trees.