California-based agribusiness Limoneira has appointed Mark Palamountain as director of business development and business integration.
Palamountain joined the company in 2011 as director of energy, waste and water projects, during which time he worked on Limoneira's solar installation project. The newly created position will be served by his background in finance and business.
"We are thrilled to have Mark lead our business development efforts as we look for new opportunities to drive growth and deliver shareholder value," said Harold Edwards, CEO of Limoneira. "Mark has a proven track record of success and we are confident in his ability to identify, pursue and integrate new business units, revenue streams and growth opportunities into our business model."
Previously, Palamountain was the co-founder of a renewable energy startup called Perpetual Power, as well as a senior associate at Broadpoint Securities, Thomas Weisel Partners and JP Morgan Chase.