Ivy Acres, a wholesale grower of annuals and perennials in Calverton, N.Y, and Vineland, N.J., recently promoted Brian Sullivan to president.
Sullivan had been Ivy Acres’ vice president of sales and marketing since 2002. Prior to joining the company he was vice president of sales at Fernlea Flowers Ltd. in Delhi, Ontario.
Before joining the greenhouse floriculture industry, Sullivan has been part of the team at Florida Power & Light that won “The Deming Prize”–Japan’s highest award for management excellence in 1989 and was the first non-Japanese company to be considered. He also spent eight years as a consultant to various industries in theUnited States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and other countries. Three Australian clients won the Australian Quality Award and two U.S. clients won the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
Ivy Acres owner Jack Van de Wetering says, “I’m very excited to have Brian at the helm. He brings a renewed focus on the customer, which will further differentiate Ivy Acres in the marketplace.”
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