Atlas Greenhouse Chooses New Vice President of Sales
Greg Ellis joins the team at Atlas Greenhouse as vice president of sales. Ellis’ career in horticulture started at the early age of 13 where he worked after school, weekends and summers at a retail garden center, Plantorium in La Porte, Colorado, until his graduation from Colorado State University where he received a degree in Agricultural Business. Upon graduation, Ellis accepted a role as head grower for Blue Sky Flower Farm in Denver, Colorado, managing their cut flower operation.
From there, Ellis worked for ITML Inc. introducing and establishing sales of a new container line to the U.S. and later served as general manager of their Texas injection molding facility. He also received a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University during his time in Texas. His next role was operations manager for Aldershot of New Mexico, a large potted plant operation in Las Cruces. He was then approached by an industry friend to consider greenhouse sales with Nexus Corporation in Northglenn, Colorado, which he accepted. Ellis has spent the last 25 plus years with Nexus Corporation (later Prospiant) in various roles including sales, business development, sales manager and director of commercial sales until he accepted the new role with Atlas Greenhouse as vice president of sales.
Ellis believes his new role with Atlas will be the most challenging and most rewarding of his long tenure in the horticultural industry and is looking forward to introducing the product line and services to the rest of the country, building an outside sales force, and helping to grow the business.
Ellis’ motto in life is “faith, family, fitness, friends and fun” and when he isn’t working, he is spending time with his wife of 35 years, children, their spouses, and grandchildren – which he especially enjoys. Ellis is a runner who loves being with friends and golfing and fishing in his spare time.