Dümmen Orange, EHR, and Ridder Announce New Employee Hires and Promotions

Walter and Moises Cadenas of Dümmen Orange (left), Wendy Moore of EHR (top right), and Rob Hanifin of Ridder (bottom right)

Walter (L) and Moises (R) Cadenas of Dümmen Orange (left), Wendy Moore of Eason Horticultural Resources (top right), and Rob Hanifin of Ridder (bottom right)

Dümmen Orange Announces New Management Changes for Central American Farms

Dümmen Orange recently promoted Moises Cadenas to general manager of its Red Fox Las Mercedes Farm located in Santa Ana, El Salvador; and hired Walter Cadenas as general manager at its Antigua Flowers Farm located in Alotenango, Guatemala. 

“We’re very excited to announce the promotion of Moises and addition of Walter to our Central American team,” says Carl Kroon, Dümmen Orange Regional Director for Supply Chain in the Americas. “Having extensive professional experience, they’ve both built very successful careers in the floricultural industry. With these changes, I’m sure that we will further strengthen our farms in Central America and serve our customers in the best possible way.” 

Moises graduated as an agronomist from Rafael Landivar University. He joined Dümmen Orange Guatemala in 2009, where he has since held multiple roles that have shaped his career. Before moving to El Salvador, he was general manager at the Dümmen Orange Antigua Flowers Farm. His recent professional highlights include implementing GreenCompliance (Dümmen Orange’s quality management system) at Antigua Flowers Farm. 

Walter joined Dümmen Orange after working for three years as a technical advisor at Express Seed Company. Prior to that, he worked at Syngenta for 15 years, including eight years serving as general manager at one of their Guatemalan farms. He studied agriculture at Rafael Landivar University and earned his MBA degree from Francisco Marroquin University.   

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For more information, please visit the Dümmen Orange website, where you can read the original release.

Easton Horticultural Resources (EHR) Adds Wendy Moore to Its National Sales Team

Wendy brings nearly 30 years of experience to EHR with service to customers in Eastern Ohio. With an Associate degree in Landscape Contracting & Construction from Ohio State Agriculture Technical Institute, coupled with extensive experience in sales, landscaping installation & maintenance, garden center management, and wholesale growing, Wendy will quickly address and deliver on the needs of customers in the region.

Wendy has been committed to the industry beyond her dedication to serving customers, through years of active participation in the Ohio Landscape Association, where she held roles as a committee member and educator. Additionally, she was a past board member of the Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association.

For more information, please visit the Easton Horticultural Resources website.

Ridder North America Hires Rob Hanifin as Climate Screens Product Specialist

Ridder North America, a leader in innovative greenhouse solutions, has appointed Rob Hanifin as the new Product Specialist for Climate Screens. Based on the U.S. East Coast, Rob will play a crucial role in supporting growers across North America and globally, enhancing their capabilities in greenhouse climate management. 

Rob brings to Ridder a wealth of expertise in the field of greenhouse climate screens. With more than six years of dedicated service as a Climate Consultant for Svensson, he has developed a deep understanding of the needs and challenges faced by growers. His experience extends to assisting growers in selecting appropriate climate screens and utilizing them effectively to optimize their greenhouse environments. 

“We are thrilled to have Rob join our team,” says Lynda Gallagher, Sales & Service Operations Manager at Ridder North America. “His extensive background in greenhouse climate management and his passion for agricultural innovation aligns perfectly with our mission to provide growers with the tools they need to succeed. Rob’s proven track record in both commercial and research settings will be invaluable as we continue to expand our reach and enhance our services.” 

Rob’s expertise will be instrumental as we push the boundaries of what’s possible with our climate screen technology on a global scale,” says Bart de Vos, Chief Commercial Officer at Ridder. “His strategic insight and practical experience will help us better serve our markets worldwide, further integrating Ridder’s solutions into diverse horticultural practices.”

Prior to joining Ridder, Rob also amassed significant experience in agricultural research, conducting crop trials in controlled environment agriculture (CEA) and field settings for various private, government, and academic institutions. His work has spanned the U.S., dealing with diverse regional climate conditions and broadening his expertise in climate management for CEA crops. 

“I am excited to join the Ridder team and look forward to working closely with growers to achieve their climate management goals,” says Rob Hanifin. “It’s an honor to contribute to an industry that is pivotal not only in advancing agricultural technology but also in promoting environmental sustainability.” 

Rob is set to work closely with Johan van Erven, a seasoned climate screen expert at Ridder. They will combine their efforts to drive innovation and offer tailored solutions that cater to the unique needs of each grower. 

For more information, please visit the Ridder website, where you can read the original release.

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