Dean Chaloupka, president and CEO of Floral Plant Growers (FPG), will embark on a new career after 25 years with the company. He’ll continue to serve FPG through his new position at the Visions Group, a consulting firm for the industry, while Scott Lueder takes over as president and CEO.
Chaloupka, who served as CEO of Floral Plant Growers since 2001, is stepping down from his post Friday. The Visions Group recently helped FPG earned VeriFlora certification, and Chaloupka will continue to provide his long-time company consulting services in the future.
Lueder, meanwhile, assumes Chaloupka’s position. He joined the company in 1999, later served as CFO and most recently held the position of COO.