Skagit Horticulture Hires Crownover to Be COO
Skagit Horticulture has hired Scott Crownover to be the company’s chief operating officer. He joined the company on September 1, 2018.
Crownover will be working with the leadership team to develop and drive strategies toward establishing Skagit Horticulture as one of the top nursery companies in North America.
A native of the Seattle area, Crownover has worked in the commercial horticulture industry for 34 years, first at Vaughan’s Seed Company, and for the past 21 years at McHutchison Horticultural Distributors.
He began his McHutchison career as a sales representative in the Pacific Northwest, and transferred to the New Jersey office where he finished as president of the corporation.
Crownover has a solid reputation in his career for building qualified teams that have led to substantial growth and market share. He led the relaunch of Vaughan’s Horticulture in 2012, and the rebranding of McHutchison in 2015, creating one of the largest brokerage companies in North America. Crownover also held a key role in the negotiations and transition as the corporation was purchased by Dümmen Orange in 2017.
“Scott’s reputation in the industry for leadership, customer and vendor partnerships, and innovative thinking are what we are so enthusiastic about adding to our team,” says Mark Buchholz, president and CEO of Skagit Horticulture.“ We’re excited for the fresh ideas he can bring to our company, and the leadership and support he can provide for our national sales teams in all of our divisions.”