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Our Team

Where Agriculture meets Industry 4.0

Conner Knepley - COO

Conner comes from a background in Mechanical Engineering and led strategic enterprise accounts at Rockwell Automation through their digital transformation journey to achieve Industry 4.0 standards. Conner oversaw many EPC firms, system integration projects, and managed service projects at these customers.


Conner fully operationalizes all of Growterra's business with IoT Hardware and Software Integrations and oversees software development, legal construct, and financial coordination. Conner takes high-level vision and strategy from Hugh and creates an executable strategy and oversees the implementation.

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Hugh Chin - CEO

Hugh comes from a background of engineering and agriculture. He has worked at Rockwell Automation the leading industrial automation company to help Fortune 500 organizations enhance their automation capabilities with enterprise software, architecture improved automation hardware, and oversee multi-million dollar account plans.


Hugh has led software sales teams within Rockwell Automation, drove efficiencies in IoT projects at Cummins Diesel and compliance at GE Renewable Energy. Hugh has worked for several startups and leads community efforts to aid local founders with start-up resources. Within Growterra, Hugh focuses on business develop and strategy to identify new customers, build foundational relationships, oversee partnerships and identify new technologies.

Our Advisors

Our team is backed by the industry leaders and subject matter experts who have guided us and provided dedicated mentorship to cultivate our business.

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