Griffin Greenhouse Supplies has selected Tami Van Gaal as the new Director of Vendor Relations. In this capacity, Tami will lead the positioning of vendors and products to strengthen the organization's sales strategy.
As Director of Vendor Relations, Tami will concentrate on fostering collaboration among the sales team, customers, and vendors. Her responsibilities encompass a diverse range of critical tasks, including vendor negotiation, ensuring timely product supply, coordinating training and market support, and analyzing market trends to provide strategic recommendations. She will actively monitor and assess vendor performance while contributing to the development of Griffin's competitive pricing strategy.
Bill Riffey, Director of Sales for Griffin Greenhouse Supplies, conveyed his enthusiasm regarding Tami's appointment, affirming, "Tami's deep industry insight, coupled with her remarkable history of accomplishments, complements seamlessly with our mission to deliver top-tier products and services to our clientele. Her leadership is certain to reinforce our market position and foster our expansion."
Tami's background is marked by a series of achievements that underscore her expertise and dedication to the horticulture field. She has played an instrumental role at Griffin Greenhouse Supplies since 2013, serving as a CEA Division Leader and GGSPro Technical Specialist. Throughout her career, Tami has adeptly negotiated contracts, managed budgets, and facilitated collaborations across diverse industry sectors.
Tami holds an M.S. in Horticulture from the University of Minnesota and a B.S. in Animal Ecology with a Minor in Statistics from Iowa State University. "I am honored to assume the role of Director of Vendor Relations at Griffin Greenhouse Supplies," Tami commented. "I look forward to contributing to the company's expansion by harnessing my experience and skills to reinforce our vendor relationships and elevate our overarching sales strategy."
Tami's appointment stands as a testament to Griffin Greenhouse Supplies' dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services to the horticulture industry. Her leadership will play an integral role in sustaining the company's stature as a dependable supplier and partner within the market.