US South operations manager - West
Ken joined IFCO in 2017 as their Bareroot Operations Manager where he is responsible for the production of all bareroot seedlings at five of the company’s nurseries which are located in Washington, North Carolina; Jesup, Georgia; Pine Hill, Alabama and Shubuta, Verbena, Alabama; and Mississippi. Ken has over 31 years of experience in the production of bareroot and containerized forest tree seedlings and began his career in 1989 with International Paper’s Blenheim, South Carolina nursery. Prior to joining IFCO, Ken was the Nursery Manager at Weyerhaeuser’s Pearl River/River Bend Nurseries in Hazlehurst, Mississippi. During Ken’s career, he has been involved in every aspect of the seedling business including new nursery establishment, operations management, seedling sales and strategic planning but with a strong focus on seedling quality and production.