Sun Gro Horticulture Names Ken Elsbury CEO

AGAWAM, MA, Feb. 20, 2015 /CNW/ - Sun Gro Horticulture announced today that it has named Ken Elsbury as the company's new Chief Executive Officer.  Elsbury will officially assume his new responsibilities on March 2nd.

Elsbury joins the Sun Gro team as the next chapter in a more than 20 year career in agricultural businesses, having spent time in senior leadership and executive roles with both Chemtura Corporation and Scotts Miracle-Gro.

"We are extremely pleased to welcome Ken to Sun Gro," states John Hill, Chairman of the Board for Sun Gro.  "His vast knowledge of agro-business, and his tremendous leadership skills make him an important addition to our team, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of this company under his stewardship."

About Sun Gro Horticulture Ltd.

Sun Gro is the largest producer of peat in North America and the largest distributor of peat moss and peat-based growing media products to the North American professional plant growers market. Sun Gro sells products primarily to professional greenhouse, nursery, specialty crop growers and major retailers throughout North America, as well as to golf course developers and landscapers. Based in Agawam, Mass., Sun Gro operates 29 bogs and 22 plants across Canada and the U.S.   

SOURCE Sun Gro Horticulture Ltd.

For further information: Derek Fee, Manager - Corporate Communications, PH: 416-780-5898

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