Vaughn's McHutchison Ken Turrentine

Mar 6, 2024
Vaughan’s, McHutchison name new president

Ken Turrentine has been named president of McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture, a position in which he will lead both companies.

With 20 years of professional experience working in the horticultural industry, Turrentine is no stranger to McHutchison or Vaughan’s Horticulture. He previously served as a key account sales manager and western regional sales manager for Vaughan’s Horticulture from 2019 to 2022.

“I’m really excited to rejoin the McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture teams,” Turrentine said. “Having direct knowledge of what makes these companies so great provides for a very smooth leadership transition as we eagerly move forward together. It’s an honor to be asked to guide these two legendary brands in the plant industry.”

Most recently, Turrentine worked for Philips Horticultural LED Solutions as U.S. commercial lead and senior director of business development in North America.

Previously, Turrentine served as marketing director for Central Life Sciences, a division of Central Garden and Pet, and in various sales and marketing roles with Syngenta and Griffin Greenhouse Supplies.

Prior to joining the horticulture industry, Turrentine worked for 15 years in operations, sales and marketing in specialty agriculture.

A military veteran, Turrentine proudly served in the U.S. Marine Corps Forces Reserve for almost 10 years.

He is a graduate of Washington State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and advertising.