Nov 4, 2021
McHutchison, Vaughan’s Horticulture Announce Personnel Moves

 McHutchison recently hired Heather Lilja and Vaughan’s Horticulture promoted Ken Turrentine, an in-house team member, to new positions within the two companies.

Ken Turrentine

Turrentine has been promoted to key account sales manager and western regional sales manager. He joined Vaughan’s Horticulture as a key account sales representative in 2019 after being marketing director for Central Life Sciences and serving in various sales and marketing roles at Griffin Greenhouse Supplies and Syngenta. In his new role, Turrentine will lead key accounts and hybrid sales teams along with advising plant sales representatives west of the Mississippi River.

Lilja joins the McHutchison sales team and will cover the midwestern territory of Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. She brings valuable new insight and sales experience to the team having previously worked at Green Lake Nursery and Alta Vista Nursery. Lilja’s industry background also includes working for Karl Klement Enterprises as greenhouse manager and as production line leader for Color Spot Nurseries.

Heather Lilja

“We are excited to promote from within a talented team member like Ken and bring in an experienced industry professional such as Heather to join our expanding operation,” said Nathan Lamkey, president of McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture. “As we continue to grow, we remain steadfastly committed to providing the best products and services for our valued customers while actively searching for new personnel to join both McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture.”

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