Gary Hickman has joined J. Berry as their General Manager. Gary owned and operated his own sales and green industry merchandising business and software companies in Florida before moving on to run container growing locations in Florida for Holmberg Farms and Flowerwood Nursery. "We are confident that Gary’s entrepreneurial drive and business management skills will help lead J. Berry to achieve maximum gains in production, revenue, market share and profit performance", the company states.
Gary Hickman (left) and Nick Lovelady
In other news, Tamara Risken, the company's Marketing and Licensing Director, welcomes Nick Lovelady as Marketing Manager. She is excited to have someone of Nick’s caliber to help bring to reality the creative marketing projects J. Berry is known for.
Nick grew up on a small family farm and treasures vivid memories of baskets of veggies and home canning. Growing up he learned the ins and outs of the kitchen and bath industry from his father, eventually working in the dealer network and retail big box segments before opening his own design showroom. Nick has been profiled by industry-leading magazines and news outlets and consulted for manufacturers and retailers, as an early adopter of social channels for the home and garden industry.
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