Effective December 31, 2014, Keelan Pulliam, head of sales and marketing for Griffin, will retire from the company after more than 20 years of service to the lawn and garden industry.
Pulliam first joined Griffin in 2012 as director of green goods, upon the company’s acquisition of Syngenta Horticultural Services (SHS). He transitioned into his current role, overseeing sales and marketing activities for all of Griffin’s divisions, in January 2014. Prior to his tenure with Griffin, Pulliam held a series of leadership roles with Syngenta including president of Conrad Fafard, Inc., and head of Syngenta’s Flowers Professional business.
“Keelan’s contributions to our company over the past two years have been huge, but Griffin’s history with him dates back more than 15 years,” says Craig Hyslip, chief operating officer for Griffin. “The relationship has been nothing but great.”
Pulliam will maintain ties to Griffin through 2015 as he moves into a consulting role, working with Griffin ownership and senior management on several initiatives. A Kentucky native, he will also continue to serve as a board member for the Kentucky FFA Foundation.
“The industry is losing a fantastic, full-time contributor,” Hyslip says. “We’re extremely grateful for his many contributions, and wish him a long and happy retirement.”
A succession plan for sales and marketing leadership will be announced by Griffin in due course. In the interim, Craig Hyslip will serve as the point of contact for customers and vendors. Craig can be reached at 978.851.4346, ext. 80103, or via e-mail at [email protected]
Source: Griffin Greenhouse Supplies