Executive Vice President & Division President of Hawthorne Gardening Company
Chris has played the lead role in launching and building the Hawthorne Gardening Company, elevating the wholly owned ScottsMiracle-Gro subsidiary to record levels. Today, he serves as executive vice president of ScottsMiracle-Gro and division president of Hawthorne, which is focused on providing products and solutions to the hydroponic and indoor growing industry. All aspects of the Hawthorne business report up through Chris, who has held the position since 2014. During his tenure, Hawthorne has acquired leading hydroponic brands, such as General Hydroponics, Vermicrop, Botanicare, Can-Filters, Gavita Horticulture Lighting and Sunlight Supply. Hawthorne has locations throughout North America and in the Netherlands.
Chris often talks about how the innovation and solutions that are being developed by Hawthorne can be applied to growing plants in a variety of environments, even the most challenging. Prior to his role with Hawthorne, Chris held various positions within ScottsMiracle-Gro, ranging from marketing roles to director of indoor gardening, and previously worked with a New York marketing and advertising agency.
He has a bachelor's degree from Bowdoin College. Chris enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.