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ONLA Selects New Executive Director


After an extensive search, the Ohio Nursery & Landscape Association (ONLA) is pleased to announce the appointment of a new executive director.  Frits Rizor officially joined the ONLA Staff Team on March 9, 2016, replacing ONLA Immediate Past President, Michael Dues.


Frits comes to ONLA with over 30 years of Green Industry experience.  Over the course of his career he has been involved in lawn & landscape contracting, garden center operations, corporate management and technical college education.  Past employers include Scotts Miracle-Gro and Hocking Technical College, where he served as Landscape Management Faculty and Department Chair of Natural Resources.


Rizor stated, “I’m very excited to join the ONLA team.  With the support of the board, staff team, committee volunteers and members, ONLA continues to provide education, businesses services and legislative support for members from all areas of the Green Industry.  I believe that my professional experiences, knowledge of industry opportunities and challenges, along with my institutional education experience will help us continue the rich tradition of success and grow alongside the next wave of industry professionals.


“We are very excited to have Frits joining our association! Frits has valuable experience in all facets of the ‘Green Industry’ and his enthusiasm to lead our association to the next level is contagious. I, for one, being part of the interview team, feel he is the right person to lead our association with honesty and integrity,” says Immediate Past President & Interim Executive Director Michael Dues.  Read More


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