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Mulch & Soil Council

42nd Annual Meeting Speakers


FellowsKip Creel
Kip Creel is president of StandPoint, an Atlantabased firm that studies the consumer and uses this information to assist companies with the development of new products and services. StandPoint utilizes a proprietary technique called SCORE that starts with an understanding of consumer needs, involves ideation of new solutions, and the development of product and service concepts. StandPoint is recognized as one of the nation’s foremost authorities on the home and garden industries, which includes lawn and garden, outdoor living, landscaping, horticulture, home décor, home improvement, kitchen and bath, and new home construction. For a decade, Kip has been the industry’s top source for market information and solutions, sharing a knowledge base that spans the supply chain from manufacturing to the consumer. Kip holds a bachelor’s of science in microbiology and statistics and a master of business administration in marketing, both from the University of Florida. StandPoint is a member of the American Nursery and Landscape Association.
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Fellows Todd A. McCullough
Todd helps organizations achieve their growth goals through strategy and innovation. Todd has worked with scores of Fortune 500 firms (and some smaller ones) across numerous industries: helping them design strategies; align innovation strategy with their corporate strategy; design and implement breakthrough innovations; and build strong innovation capabilities and culture. An entrepreneur early on, Todd was later the long-time managing director of one of the world’s most respected innovation strategy firms (Doblin), and then a partner at a strategy consulting firm (Monitor Group). He now serves only a few select clients at a time, teaming with handpicked colleagues from his network of individuals and firms. Todd teaches at the design school (Institute of Design at IIT) that started the marriage of business and design for innovation, a marriage which now permeates advanced thinking about innovation. He also teaches executives and MBA students about innovation and leadership at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. Todd’s background includes: Big 8 accounting; IT consulting; marketing channel consulting; change management consulting; coaching entrepreneurs and senior executives; being an entrepreneur; a CPA designation; a BBA from Harding University; and an MBA from Vanderbilt. Todd is still a basketball player (using the term somewhat loosely), and enjoys spending time with his wife and two school-aged children, when he’s not on an airplane or in a hotel somewhere.
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FellowsDon Dugger
A graduate of the University of Richmond Business School in Industrial Management, Don Dugger began his management career as a plant manager at a log home manufacturer for 7 years. In 1988, he moved to Scotts as the plant manager in Lawrenceville, VA. At Lawrenceville, Don has grown the plant from an annual sales volume of $800,000 in 1988 to over $46 million in 2013. In addition Don has responsibility for a second plant in Waverly, VA. Don is a veteran plant manager and trainer. His strength in operations is in safety, training and automation, and he is a trainer for The Scotts Company for new managers and supervisors. On July 28th of this year, the Lawrenceville plant reached an industry milestone of 20 years without a lost time accident and also has had up to 11 years without a recordable accident. No small task in one of the larger operations plants in The Scotts Company.
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Oldcastle
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Sun Gro
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Swanson
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