President & CEO
Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from the University of Illinois and a Master of Business Administration from North Central College.
Employee Since: March 1978
Gary has over 35 years of experience at Midwest Groundcovers, having held many positions including Propagator; Production Manager; Sales & Marketing Manager; Operations Manager; and is currently Midwest’s President. As President, he is responsible for the entire nursery operation, including production, sales and finance. He is also responsible for the maintenance and construction of the facility. Gary specializes in plant propagation, production, nursery construction and nursery management. He is the President of the Ornamental Growers Association (OGA); Board Member of International Plant Propagators Society (IPPS), Wholesale Nursery Growers Association and Midwest Invasive Plant Network (MIPN); serves on the Illinois Invasive Plant Species Council and the AmericanHort™ Growers Committee; and also serves as a trustee for the Horticultural Research Institute. Gary is an ICN Pro and received the International Plant Propagators Fellows Award.