ScottsMiracle-Gro welcomes new executive team member
The ScottsMiracle-Gro Co. announced that Nate Baxter, 50, will join the company on April 28, 2023, as executive vice president of technology & operations —reporting to president and chief operating officer Mike Lukemire. Baxter will oversee research and development, information technology, regulatory, quality and environmental health, and safety.
He most recently was president of TEL U.S., a subsidiary of Tokyo Electron Ltd., a Japanese manufacturer of semiconductor and flat panel manufacturing equipment. In nearly 16 years with TEL, he held positions in development, production, sales and marketing. Prior to TEL, he worked 10 years with Intel Corp. in technology, supply chain, strategy and management. He has undergraduate degrees in physics from Rollins College and materials engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a masters in materials science from Georgia Institute of Technology. Baxter is a member of the Hagedorn Partnership, L.P, which owns approximately 25% of the company’s common shares.
“Nate brings a wealth of experience that goes far beyond his track record in the technology sector,” Hagedorn said. “He will provide important perspectives in areas ranging from strategy and operations to product development. As a member of the Hagedorn Partnership, he knows our Company and industry well. His addition — along with the December appointment of chief financial officer Matt Garth — reflects how we are strengthening the team with next-generation leaders capable of making an immediate impact.”