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Noel Yan

Flamingo Holland appoints new Director of perennials

Flamingo Holland Inc. is proud to announce the hiring of Noel Yan as the new Director of Perennials.  Noel YanNoel will start Monday, November 2nd, and will start immediately in maintaining and developing our perennial division. Noel has great plant knowledge, is detail-oriented, and has worked in the Horticultural…

Royal FloraHolland

Seven new Royal FloraHolland Members’ Council candidates selected

The Nomination Committee nominated Matthijs Barendse, Uri Bruck, Rotem Dvir, Martien Kroon, Arno van der Maarel, Mirjam van der Meer and Karolien Tesselaar for appointment as Royal FloraHolland Members' Council members starting 1 January 2021. In addition, five Members' Council members will be nominated…

UK: New appointments to the AHDB Horticulture team

Two new faces will be leading AHDB’s IPM and crop health work in Horticulture. Don Pendergrast is to take up the position of AHDB Head of Crop Health and IPM on 30 November…

Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa new CFO of Signify

Signify announced that the Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (EGM) appointed Francisco Javier van Engelen Sousa as a member of the Board of Management, effective…

Harrison Downing

US: New stakeholder brings a fresh perspective to BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group

Join BEST Human Capital & Advisory Group in welcoming Harrison Downing to the BEST team. The addition of Harrison brings a new industry focus to the BEST portfolio. Harrison Downing Harrison joined the BEST team as a Human Capital Advisor in the fall of 2020 after investing the previous five years in…

Provender Nurseries

UK: Lizzy Patterson joins Provender Nurseries

Lizzy Patterson is the new Online Sales Manager at Provender Nurseries and will be strengthening their online presence and managing the website.  The position is new to Provender Nurseries and has been created in order to improve the customer journey on Provender Nurseries’ website. The role involves close…

Myra Kokke

New marketing expert at Plantipp

Myra Kokke will join the Plantipp team in the field of marketing and communication on 1 November. Myra is a copywriter, storyteller, marketer and branding creative and also loves plants and flowers.…

Netherlands: Marco Geeratz new general director Joop Alsemgeest Installatie

After having started his company more than 30 years, Joop Alsemgeest of the similarly named installation company decided to take it easy and spend more time on his hobbies. As…

UK: AHDB CEO to step down

After almost six years as CEO at the Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB), Jane King has decided that the next 12 months will be her last in the role. Now that the new five-year…

US (OH): ONLA launches executive director search

Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association announced has opened its search for a new executive director.Reporting to the ONLA Board of Directors, the executive director is…

UK: HTA’s Ornamentals Management Committee welcomes new appointments

Following a unanimous vote at the last meeting of the HTA Ornamentals Management Committee (OMC), the main sector group for UK growers, HTA is pleased to announce the…

US: McCoy joins BioTherm sales team

BioTherm has expanded its sales team with the addition of Ryan McCoy as its regional sales representative for the Central Region. “As BioTherm scales up to meet growing demand…

Carolina Díaz

Asocolflores Asocolflores appoints new head of marketing and communications

Asocolflores welcomes Carolina Díaz, who will lead the association’s marketing and communications efforts going forward. Ms. Díaz holds master’s degrees in marketing and…

UK: Specialist in Priva climate management systems joins growing southern team at CambridgeHOK

CambridgeHOK has appointed experienced Priva climate systems specialist Elliot Court to add to its growing team supporting the horticultural sector across the south of England. Mr. Court has spent the past four years working for a West Sussex-based automation company, where he has installed, commissioned…

Schiphol appoints new management team and integrates all airline and cargo related activities to Airport Operations

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is implementing a reorganisation, which will see changes in its management structure as a result of the coronavirus crisis. In the first phase of the reorganisation, they have implemented changes to the senior management and organisational structure, leading to the merger of a…

Floricultura appoints Milena Bijma-de Oliveira Cardoso as account manager South America and Southern Europe

Floricultura appoints Milena Bijma-de Oliveira Cardoso as account manager for South America (excluding Brazil) and Southern Europe. Milena will be based in Heemskerk and she will commence her role on 1st November this year. As account manager for Southern Europe, she will succeed our current agent Silvia…

Hortilux

In high-wire cultivation, it's important that the light penetrates deep into the crop

Many growers who invest in LED lighting opt for wide-beam LED fixtures with a high light output. In this way, they aim to achieve optimal light distribution at the top of the crop and to limit investment costs. In high-wire crops, however, it is particularly important that the light penetrates deep into…

New Zealand: Powerplants announces new partnership with Advanced Hort

Powerplants has recently joined forces with Advanced Hort to help service the New Zealand Horticulture Industry. Nathan Hewson, the Managing Director has spent the last 12 months working in Australia, receiving product and technical training from the team at Powerplants. Nathan is responsible for the day…

Australia: Growcom welcomes new Chief Executive

Growcom Chairperson, Ms. Belinda Adams has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer. “It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Mr Stephen…

New Chair and Directors appointed to Vineland Research and Innovation Centre’s Board

Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) announced the appointment of Karen Belaire as the centre’s Board Chair for a two-year term. Ms. Belaire joined the board in…

Floricultura appoints Ben Volwater as account manager Mexico

Floricultura appoints Ben Volwater as account manager Mexico. Ben will be based in Mexico and he will commence his role on 1st November this year. With this appointment, Floricultura underlines the importance of the Mexican market and the need to have local presence.   Ben Volwater Local presenceWe believe it…

Charles Snijders joins Takii Europe to lead Research & Development

Charles Snijders is appointed as Head of R&D at Takii Europe. Charles brings over 30 years of experience in the plant breeding industry. Under his leadership, the European R&D team will increasingly contribute to strengthening the company's market position further.   Charles Snijders Ton Kuipers, Managing Director…

Funding for horticulture exports and seasonal workforce measures announced in Federal Budget 2020-21

The Australian Federal Government will invest $328 million to grow the nation's food and fibre exports, as part of the 2020 Budget, announced on Tuesday night. Minister for Agriculture, David Littleproud, says it is part of the Economic Recovery Plan, aimed at driving jobs and economic growth, cementing…

Gordon Robertson

Verdant Technologies builds executive bench with new additions to the team

Assembling an expert team to lead the evolution of a company working on innovation in the biotechnology industry is a challenge worth pursuing. Recently launched Verdant Technologies™ is meeting that bar by expanding its people capital with leaders with proven success in their areas. Chief Revenue and…

US: Buck Joins BioAg Team

BioAg has expanded its team with the addition of Dr. Johann Buck as Director of Technical Services and Innovation. Johann Buck “Johann has the vision to see business opportunities and the technical acumen to guide those opportunities from vision to technical sales execution,” says Vik Sakahlkar, CEO of BioAg. “He will…

Hivos welcomes new chair of its Supervisory Council

Diana Monissen is appointed as the new chair of Hivos’ Supervisory Council. Diana took up her position on October 1, 2020. She succeeds Jan Ernst de Groot, whose statutory…

Tom Butter, Gist Nederland

"Personnel recruitment and Eurotunnel will face hardships if there's a hard Brexit"

Bleiswijk, the Netherlands, used to be home to the FloraHolland flower auction. Those old buildings have been demolished. New ones from other companies have taken their place - like the British transport giant, Gist's, Dutch division. With Gist Nederland, Dutch floriculture in the area is still somewhat…

Special Managment this month

This month, there will be a new special on HortiDaily in which Management will be the central topic. Related articles will be published in the newsletter on a daily basis in our international publications (FloralDaily and HortiDaily) and Dutch newsletters (BPnieuws and Groentennieuws). SpecialIf your company is active in this field,…


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