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Location: Boston, MA, USA
School: University of California Davis
Major: Plant Science


Andoni Chaniotakis
Experienced in plant growth optimization and operations management.

Belmont, MA 02478

Bachelor of Science Degree from UC DAVIS, in plant sciences.
Operations manager for greenhouse for 3 years.
Experience with PRIVA environmental controls and precision computer assisted protected agriculture.
Passionate about continual learning and the application of the latest tech to solve business problems.
Play a string instrument and love to walk my dog and ride my mountain bike.
Authorized to work in the US for any employer
Willing to relocate to: Boston, MA

Work Experience

Lyft Driver
Lyft - Belmont, MA
January 2020 to Present
Using ride-share as a stop gap. I have a very economical vehicle and I can set any appointment necessary to further my career. Meeting all kinds of people is the icing on the cake.

Growers Assistant
Green Circle Growers - Kipton, OH
November 2018 to December 2019
Determined efficacy of a growth regulator through experimental design and data analysis. Accomplished by taking data from the greenhouse and analyzing it in excel. The growth regulator worked as advertised and became part of the growth strategy.
Managed PRIVA environmental control software through proprietary console and gui.
Reviewed daily the graphical output from climate and facility variables. Important variables such as leaf temperature, radiation intensity, air temperature, humidity, and pot temperature received special attention.
Identified of anomalies and made adjustments in real time towards keeping daily and weekly averages within parameters set by lead growers.
Solved maintenance issues with the maintenance team through tickets and following up.
Identified potential problems before they became serious and delivered lightning speed response to problems requiring immediate attention.
Managed the switch from one potting medium to another without gaps in production. This forced us to develop new watering schedules and methods for determining irrigation requirements. Our team was successful and production speed and output was maintained.

Operations Manager
Crete Greece EU
June 2015 to July 2018
Ensured profitability through total operations management of the greenhouse from seedling to final harvest. This included oversight of all processes as well as hands on team leadership.
Maximized yields through careful fertilizer, labor and plant protective chemical applications. Using scientific knowledge and assessing local industry standards I was able to reduce costs and maintain yields at the limit of the facility and available solar radiation.
Developed relationships with local suppliers of materials and exporters of product.
Tailored end product to specifications while minimizing cost and managing quality:quantity.
Maintained records of pesticide and growth regulator applications for government compliance and possible inspection.
Certified by GlobalGAP (Good Agricultural Practices)

Bachelors of Science in Plant Science
University of California - Davis, CA


Data Analysis Skills

Data Collection

Microsoft Office


IT Support

Management Experience


Google IT Support Specialist

Customer Service

Ticketed Support
Certifications and Licenses

Google IT Support
IT support. Hardware, Networking, RDP, SSH.

CompTIA Network+
in progress

MITx Computational Thinking using Python Xseries
in progress

Linux Foundation LFS101x
In progress

Plant Science, Greenhouse, Priva, IT Support, Network Support, Data Collection