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VineView Introduces New Chief Technology Officer

Posted on June 04, 2019

Napa, Calif.—VineView, the leading provider of vineyard remote sensing technology, is pleased to announce new Chief Technical Officer, Shaun Johansen.

Previously the Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer with Velo Industries (formerly Eyeball Inc.), Johansen graduated in programming from the Centre for Geographic Sciences in 1998. He has worked with a number of technology companies on multiple continents creating and optimizing software, from low-level computer graphics and server solutions to web architectures and operating systems.

The past two decades of Johansen’s career have included roles such as Senior Software Architect at Blackberry, Senior Software Architect with Viigo, Software Developer and J2ME Team Lead with Picsel Technologies, Software Designer with Razorstorm Software, and Software Developer with Plazmic Ltd and Novafex Software.

Johansen has also been instrumental in bringing two previous tech start-ups, where he acted as tech lead and invented or built the sought-after technology, to successful exits.

“Shaun brings vibrant energy and fresh ideas to the team,” says VineView CEO, Richard van der Put. “We are excited about the growth and progress we will be able to make together.”

Launched in 2002, VineView’s technology produces the most advanced vineyard imagery available. Coupled with its proprietary algorithm-driven processing and data analysis, VineView arms vineyard managers with the industry’s most accurate crop intelligence, allowing agriculturists to make evidence-based manage­ment decisions to drive sustainability, optimize labor, lower costs, maximize yields and improve quality.

As a result of its recent merger with Canadian tech company SkySquirrel Technologies Inc., VineView has grown its operations, and provided the scale necessary to lower the costs of its innovative vine-by-vine remote sensing technology, called PureVine™, which greatly surpasses – in detail and data insights – the outdated crop imaging technology called NDVI.

About VineView
VineView is an international award-winning provider of crop health diagnostics for vineyards. We arm growers with the industry’s most accurate crop intelligence available, allowing them to make evidence-based manage­ment decisions to drive sustainability, optimize labor, lower costs, maximize yields and improve quality. For more information, please visit,

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