Ewing names Tom Childers as Eastern Division VP

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply, the largest family-owned supplier of landscape and water management products in the country, announced today Tom Childers as the Eastern Division Vice President.

Childers will lead Ewing’s continued growth and expansion in the eastern United States, leveraging his more than 26 years of experience in the landscape and green industry. Childers’ vast experience includes business operations and development, sales and marketing.

“Bringing Tom into the Ewing family of employees further strengthens our leadership team in the east. His values align with Ewing’s — deliver quality products and excellent service while creating an environment of success,” said Douglas W. York, Ewing’s President and Chief Executive Officer. ­

Currently Ewing’s geographic footprint in the east includes locations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. Childers will lead this region with a focus on operational excellence, quality customer service, business development and customer relations.

“Throughout the country, Ewing is known for its rich and deep commitment to the green industry and to its ongoing training and development of customers and employees. As Ewing continues to build upon its products, services and customer base, I’m looking forward to serving our customers and stores in the Eastern Division,” said Childers.

Prior to joining Ewing, Childers was the co-founder and president of Landscape Today, a sales and marketing agency serving green industry manufacturers, for nearly four years. Previously he was the senior vice president of marketing at John Deere Landscapes for nearly 13 years. He also held leadership roles with Toro and Turf Care Products. Childers earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Kennesaw State University in Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University in Alabama.