mOasis Welcomes Dean Oestreich to Board of Directors, Gains Key California Approval

Union City, California (EastBayDaily) — mOasis, ( a leader in agricultural water management technology, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dean Oestreich to the company’s Board of Directors. The company also announced that the California Department of Food and Agriculture has approved BountiGel™, the company’s first commercial product, for sale in California.

BountiGel is a non-toxic, next-generation soil additive that maximizes crop yields while allowing growers to optimize water usage. Approval of BountiGel by regulatory officials in California follows the recent approval in Arizona, and allows the company to commercialize its first new product in this key agricultural state. California approved both versions of the product – - powder and granular – for sale statewide. These innovative soil additives are now available for sale and are applicable to a wide range of crops.

Building on this momentum, the company is welcoming Dean Oestreich to the Board of Directors. Dean is the former President and Chairman of Pioneer Hi-Bred, a developer and supplier of advanced plant genetics and a wholly owned subsidiary of DuPont Corporation. He retained this role until January of 2010 and since then has served as a consultant to Pioneer Hi-Bred. He also serves as a director of Nexsteppe, a feedstock solutions business for biofuels, biopower and biobased product industries, and as a director of Alliant Energy, a publicly-traded Midwest energy company providing electric and natural gas services.

“Dean’s wealth of experience will provide for invaluable guidance as mOasis addresses the tremendous range of opportunities for next-generation soil additives in agriculture and beyond,” said Marty Reed, Chairman of mOasis. “We’re very excited about his participation in this venture.”

mOasis’ CEO and Director, Steve Hartmeier, added “Considering the approvals from California and Arizona, the timing of Dean’s addition to our Board of Directors is ideal. Having now reached these two important regulatory milestones, his contribution towards our growth will be of significant value.”


About mOasis

Based in Union City, CA, mOasis specializes in the application of science to create innovative products which address current challenges in agriculture. Using advanced, proprietary chemistry, the Company manufactures BountiGel™ a non‐toxic, next-generation soil additive that allows growers to optimize water resources for maximized crop yields and water conservation. The company is also exploring water management technology applications beyond traditional crops, such as seed treatments, solutions to soil erosion, and municipal and consumer applications. The company’s vision is to promote economic and environmental sustainability in agriculture. For more information, please visit

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This press release contains forward-looking statements (including without limitation the quotations from our CEO, Chairman and management) concerning mOasis’ future management, strategic plans, growth opportunities and performance. Risks and uncertainties may cause actual results to differ materially from the results predicted. The potential risks and uncertainties include, among others, competitive developments, the impact of management and organizational changes, the implementation and results of any strategic plans as well as mOasis’ ongoing product development, strategic and cost initiatives.


Steven R. Hartmeier, CEO