Around The Industry

October 27, 2006 - 08:01

Northwest Horticulture Hires Operations Director

Northwest Horticulture recently hired Warren Banner as director of operations. Banner assumed his position on Oct. 16; he will manage Northwest Horticulture’s Mabton, Wash., facility to meet the production and operational demands stemming from growth of the company’s grower product business.

“Warren has years of management and growth experience that are in line with the direction Northwest Horticulture is heading,” explained Bruce Gibson, general manager of Northwest Horticulture. “His previous contributions and ongoing commitment to our industry are values we respect. We expect great things from this relationship, and we are excited to have Warren on board.”

John Henry Named Exclusive Provider Of Teleflora

The John Henry Company has been selected to be the exclusive provider of Teleflora point-of-sale business forms and stationery products. In November, Teleflora florists will receive a new catalog featuring the selections of standard and custom products available, including software-compatible stationery packages with laser hypertickets, supertickets, statements, envelopes and more. John Henry will handle all sales, billing and customer service functions directly with Teleflora florists.

For more information or to order Teleflora business forms and stationary products, call the Teleflora hotline at John Henry at (800) 522-1947.

Hines Hires Sales And Marketing VP

On Oct. 17, Hines Horticulture, Inc. announced the hiring of James O’Donnell as vice president of sales and marketing. He will lead the company’s sales and marketing functions with a primary focus on regaining lost sales and market share as well as building incremental sales for the future.

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