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New managing director for Green Leaf Plants


September 22, 2016
By Dave Harrison

Sept. 23, 2016, Lancaster, PA – Blair Hoey has joined Aris Horticulture, Inc. as managing director for its Green Leaf Plants division.

Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Green Leaf Plants is a leading young plant supplier of perennials serving the U.S. and Canadian markets.

Hoey has a broad, well-rounded background in horticulture and perennial production with over 20-years of experience in all aspects of supply chain management.

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This includes greenhouse production and operations management, with process improvement focus, of 500 acres of greenhouse and open-field production and planning of all crops for both the big-box, retail-finished regional market, as well as rooted young plants for the national network of wholesale growers.

He has also worked as a new product development department manager and in sales, expanding into a senior leadership position organizing sales teams and providing direction for retail and grower divisions.

OAKLAHOMA STATE GRAD

Hoey is a graduate of Oklahoma State University with a degree in agricultural and horticultural science.

“We are pleased to welcome Blair to our team,” says Aris CEO Scott Schaefer. “His career experience is a great fit for our organization, with strong leadership skills and an extensive knowledge of operation and production management.

This includes experience in process management and continuous quality improvement, a core focus for our company in fulfilling its mission to provide customers with industry-leading quality and service.

“His blend of both wholesale and retail industry knowledge is a strong asset as well.”


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