Green BEAN Details Leadership Changes

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The parent company of Indianapolis-based Green BEAN Delivery has named Shane Towne president. BEAN LLC says co-founder and former president Matt Ewer will serve as chief executive officer. March 31, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. - BEAN, LLC, a company focused on building food systems and businesses that address the Midwest’s greatest food challenges, announces today the hiring of its new President Shane Towne. Co-founder and former president, Matt Ewer, is now focusing on the macro components and culture of the company and will serve as CEO.

BEAN is the parent company of organic produce and natural grocery delivery service Green BEAN Delivery, as well as Tiny Footprint Distribution, which focuses on distributing locally made products to retail stores; EcOhio Farm, a partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo; and Feel Good Farm, Green BEAN Delivery's first certified organic farm in Sheridan, Ind.

"We are excited to welcome Shane to our team and look forward to the future of our company under his leadership," said Ewer. "The cornerstones that BEAN is built upon align with Shane's personal and professional foundation. His extensive experience in both the retail and wholesale food industries will be a great asset to BEAN. We are looking forward to expanding our food system models and innovating the farm-to-table industry."

Towne has extensive experience in operations, procurement and marketing in the wholesale and retail food industries. Prior to joining the BEAN team, he served as director of marketing and strategic growth at Sendik’s Food Markets, senior marketer and new business development executive at Indianapolis Fruit Company and produce director for Bloomington Cooperative Services.

"I'm truly honored to join this progressive, talented team and collectively pursue the company’s goals of advancing the Midwest farm-to-table market," said Towne. "I look forward to the opportunity to help build this extraordinary company and community food movement initiatives."

Green BEAN Delivery was founded in Indianapolis in 2007 by husband and wife team Matt Ewer and Elizabeth Blessing who designed the company to make organic produce and natural groceries convenient, affordable and accessible to Midwest communities. It is the Midwest's most extensive network of farmers and artisans with organic and sustainable practices.

Since inception, Green BEAN Delivery has invested millions of dollars into local food economies throughout the Midwest. Focused on home delivery of organic, local and sustainably grown foods, the company is proudly servicing thousands of customers throughout the Midwest market.

For more information on Green BEAN Delivery, visit http://www.GreenBEANDelivery.com or follow them on Twitter at @GreenBEANInd.

About Green BEAN Delivery

Green BEAN Delivery is an online home delivery service that provides organic produce and natural groceries to its members in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, Ind., Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, Ohio, Louisville and Lexington, Ky., St. Louis and the greater surrounding areas. The company provides an avenue for local artisans and farmers to share their crafts and talents with community members. BEAN stands for the principles that guide the company’s mission: Biodynamic, Education, Agriculture and Nutrition. Green BEAN Delivery has a passion for giving back to the communities in which it does business. Other company initiatives include Tiny Footprint Distribution, focused on distributing locally made products to retail stores; EcOhio Farm, a partnership with the Cincinnati Zoo; and Feel Good Farm, Green BEAN Delivery's first certified organic farm in Sheridan, Ind. For more information, visit http://www.GreenBEANdelivery.com .

Source: BEAN LLC