Greenville, NC – Coastal AgroBusiness, Inc. is pleased to announce that Charles Burnett has joined its executive management team as General Counsel. Charles will work closely with the leadership team which manages day-to-day operations, sets and implements strategies for growth, and upholds company values. Charles brings many excellent business management skills to the company, particularly in the areas of human resources, finance, insurance and legal guidance.
For the past nine years, Charles has served as General Counsel and CFO for The P & A Group, LLC, a Greenville-based holding company with a number of diversified operating businesses in North and South Carolina. Charles held many leadership roles there in nearly all facets of the business, including legal, financial, human resources, business management and strategic direction. Charles oversaw the company’s diversification and growth initiatives, including business acquisitions and subsequent integration of the acquisitions into The P & A Group. He has led the implementation of multiple systems, including accounting, inventory management, customer relationship management, payroll and strategic project management.
Prior to joining The P & A Group, Charles worked for five years at Troutman Sanders (now Troutman Pepper) in Atlanta, GA as a complex litigation associate on their securities litigation team.
A native of Greenville, Charles graduated from NC State University in 2003 with a BS in Business Management, and earned a JD with High Honors from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Law in 2006.
“We are very excited to have Charles join our senior leadership team,” said Coastal AgroBusiness President & CEO, Jim Whitehurst. “Charles brings excellent talent and skills to our organization, which will help us successfully navigate a very fast-paced industry environment. Business today requires in depth strategic planning and new ideas to stay ahead of all the technological advances in agriculture. With his vast business experience, Charles will contribute in those areas immediately.”
“I am honored and humbled to join the incredible family at Coastal AgroBusiness,” Charles commented. “ As someone who grew up in the area, I have a lot of respect for the hard-earned reputation for customer service and integrity that Coastal AgroBusiness has built throughout its decades of serving our community. I look forward to becoming a part of the team and helping Coastal AgroBusiness continue to strive for excellence in its support of the growers who are so essential to our health and economy.”
Charles resides in Greenville with his wife, Tori, and their four children, Charlie, Lucy, Meg, and Hope.
About Coastal AgroBusiness, Inc.
Coastal AgroBusiness, Inc. is a family owned and operated, diversified agribusiness company based in Greenville. Founded in 1953, Coastal AgroBusiness has grown to over 200 employees company-wide in 20 locations spanning Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. The company provides agricultural crop production products and solutions to southeastern growers. It develops, manufactures and markets a proprietary line of crop protection products, adjuvants and crop nutritional products, and is a supplier of seed, fertilizer and crop protection products. Coastal AgroBusiness has a long history as a producer of custom-built application equipment and supplier of agricultural parts, and its newer AgroVision brand of precision agriculture technologies offers technologically advanced equipment and services supported by its team of trained professionals.
Published in Daily Reflector Work Week 9/20/2020