Ag Expert Dr. Charles Schiller Joins Grower's Secret Team

Honolulu, Hawaii (January 2012) – Grower’s Secret™ (, a Hawaii-based company specializing in organic, eco-friendly fertilizers and plant aids, adds Dr. Charles Schiller to its executive team as VP of Product Management.  Schiller joins Grower’s Secret at a pivotal point in the company’s growth, as they pursue sales goals of more than $6 million in 2012.  Schiller brings more than 30 years of experience in the discovery and development of new agricultural products, technical service, project management, expansion of product lines into new market opportunities and the development of new advanced applications in fumigation technology.  

“Grower’s Secret is fortunate to have acquired the caliber of talent that Chuck possesses,” said Chaz Berman, CEO, Grower’s Secret.  “His experience and product development capabilities are second to none in the industry.  We welcome Chuck to our executive team and look forward to a future of continued growth as Grower’s Secret makes great strides in advancing the development and availability of quality organic fertilizers and plant aids to address every stage in a plant’s life cycle.”

Schiller comes to Grower’s Secret after serving as the Western Region Technical Support Manager for Makhteshim Agan of North America (MANA).  He was responsible for the USA development of a new nematicide, a chemical pesticide to kill parasitic nematodes in plants, in addition to label expansion, and technical service of MANA’s products in the western U.S.

Schiller spent the majority of his career in agriculture with Arysta LifeScience Corporation, as the Director of Technical Development.  There he was also a team member in the license and acquisition of new products and due-diligence process, which acquired or licensed numerous new products.  Schiller also worked in management positions at Monsanto and Bayer AG.

“Being in the industry, I’ve seen several companies attempt what Grower’s Secret has set out to do, but with much less success,” said Schiller.  “What excites me most about this opportunity is that there are very few organic products as effective as Grower’s Secret, and none of those have a formula to address every stage in the plant’s life cycle, or easy applications for both home gardeners and commercial growers.”

In addition to adding Schiller as the VP of Product Management, Grower’s Secret recently hired Harrison Chick Gardiner as Director of Agricultural Sales and Carmen Mercado as Accounting Manager.  Each of these new staff members will operate out of the company’s San Francisco office located at 785 Market Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, 94103.


About Grower’s Secret™

Grower’s Secret offers a complete collection of organic products for home gardeners and commercial farmers that are patented in 157 countries.  For more information, visit the company’s website at; or use the company’s toll free phone number: (888) 217-9426. 

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Michelle Kuehler
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