Jan 2, 2024
Harrell’s announces new president and vice chairman

Employee-owned Harrell’s announces the appointment of current Harrell’s chief operating officer, Jack Harrell III, as their new president and COO. Jack will succeed current president of nearly 20 years, Dave Schermerhorn, who will be shifting roles to vice chairman of the Board at Harrell’s. The news comes from the company’s annual national sales meeting where Harrell’s CEO and chairman of the Board, Jack Harrell Jr., was joined onstage by both Jack and Dave to make the announcement.

Jack Harrell III is a respected leader at Harrell’s with 14 years of experience and will continue to propel the company into the future. Regarding the new appointments, Jack said, “It is an honor to take on this new responsibility. I’ve worked very closely with Dave for many years now and I look forward to working with him and my dad for years to come.”

Dave Schermerhorn has been leading the charge with CEO and chairman of the Board, Jack Harrell Jr. for 19 years and is looking forward to his new position and the opportunities it brings for Harrell’s moving forward. Dave said, “I am excited about this new role as vice chairman. I look forward to working with Jack Jr. and Jack III into the future and supporting the team.”

CEO and chairman of the Board, Jack Harrell Jr. is looking forward to both Dave and Jack’s new roles and the things they will accomplish together and on their own in the years to come. He also said, “Dave has been an outstanding partner and friend and he and I look forward to supporting Jack and the team he has assembled.”


Latest Photos see all »

GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.