The CoHort Zone

October 27, 2017

Press Release: J. Berry Nursery Welcomes Scott Sterling as Supply Chain Manager and Jim Steger as Production Resource Planner

J Berry LogoOctober 27, 2017- Grand Saline, TX—Scott Sterling and Jim Steger have joined the J. Berry Nursery team to provide a smooth door-to-door experience for nurseries, greenhouses, and brokers. Each will ensure the red carpet service that is a hallmark for customers working with J.Berry.

Scott will focus on brand development and plant production partnerships, deepening relationships with current partners and creating opportunities with new ones for all J. Berry plants. “Scott has such a fantastic perspective on how to make it easy for everyone along the entire supply chain to grow, promote, and sell J. Berry Plants,” says Jim Berry. “His wealth of industry experience and contacts will make a huge difference for our customers and bring shared opportunities for all stake holders in the supply chain.”

Scott Sterling

Scott Sterling

“Consumers are hungry for new and interesting plants, and J. Berry has the innovative options they’re looking for,” says Scott. “I’m excited to find and develop additional avenues to help consumers get their hands on Hollywood™ Hibiscus, Black Diamond® Crapemyrtles, Deja Bloom Azaleas®, and our new lines hitting stores in 2018.”

Scott holds a Bachelor of Science in Horticulture from Kansas State University. As a horticultural professional for more than 25 years, Scott has worked with leaders in the horticulture industry including as Manager of Oglevee LTD in Pennsylvania. He understands how connecting consumer needs to reliable suppliers promotes long term growth and enthusiasm for every individual in the supply chain.

To talk with Scott about partnership opportunities please contact Scott:

Cell 412-582-0946

scott@jberrynursery.com

Jim Steger

Jim Steger

While Scott is opening new doors for J. Berry plants, Jim will make sure there are plenty of plants to go around. As the Production Resource Planner, Jim will organize the flow of production and the implementation of new machinery and processes. He arrives at J. Berry after supporting the development and construction of some of the largest nurseries in Southern California and brings a vast field of construction and management knowledge to the table. As a licensed general contractor, Jim installed and automated planting facilities, and planned, designed, and built greenhouses.

“Scott Sterling and Jim Steger’s contributions will go a long way toward streamlining processes from cutting to customer,” says Jim Berry. “We’re entering a new phase of growth at J. Berry, and we couldn’t be more focused on the future.”

 

About J. Berry Nursery 
In 2016, J. Berry Nursery celebrated its 10th Anniversary of “Discovering and Delivering Great Plants.” In addition to the Crape myrtle series, J. Berry also offers the award-winning Hollywood Hibiscus™ series, Déjà Bloom® Azaleas, and more. To learn about J. Berry’s history and plant introductions, visit www.jberrynursery.com.

For more information on J. Berry Nursery contact:
Tamara Felux
800.933.3352
tamara@jberrynursery.com
www.jberrynursery.com

 

About UpShoot

UpShoot, LLC is a boutique horticulture marketing firm specializing in the sales, licensing and marketing of new plant introductions to North America, Canada, Europe and Australia. UpShoot also provides marketing services for gardening related products to both the trade and consumer audiences. For more information, contact Maria Zampini, President at 440-812-3249 or maria@upshoothort.com.