May 26, 2021
Keepsake Plants Florida Names New Managing Director

On May 17, Aris Horticulture announced the promotion of Jeremy McGurk to managing director of Keepsake Plants Florida. McGurk replaces Gary Knipe, who retired after 40+ years.

Jeremy McGurk

“We thank Gary for a great career including his service and leadership of the division since 2008 and look forward to Jeremy’s contributions for the future with a focus on supporting and developing a strong management team, delivering industry leading quality and service for our customers,” said Scott Schaefer, Aris president and CEO.

Knipe led the business through many years of change and growth as well as several hurricane recoveries. During that time Gary and Jeremy worked closely together.

Jeremy has more than 15 years of progressive experience with Aris and Keepsake Plants, ranging from sales support, information management, production services and operations director. He began in early 2003 as a temporary employee in Barberton, Ohio in customer service, becoming full-time later that year as product support manager/team leader. He relocated from Akron, Ohio to Ft. Myers, Florida in 2012 to assume his new responsibilities at the Keepsake Plants Florida farm.

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