McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture Hire National Sales Manager, Promote Three Regional Sales Managers

NAPERVILLE, Ill. – McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture are proud to announce their new sales management team as the next step in the ongoing expansion efforts of the two companies. This expansion is led by the hiring of Erick Harris as national sales manager.

Harris arrives at McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture with a deep background in driving business growth, capitalizing on new revenue potential and creating customer value through delivering service solutions. A specialist in customer relationship development, he has 30 years of professional expertise. Harris worked previously as regional sales manager and ColorLink sales manager for Ball Seed Company. Prior to that, he gained valuable experience as a national account manager for W.W. Grainger and an account manager for Philip Morris USA/Altria.

“We are very excited about the addition of Erick to lead our new sales management team,” said Nathan Lamkey, president of McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture. “His arrival will help guide our companies to deliver an even greater level of value for our trusted partners and customers.”

In his role at McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture, he will oversee three regional sales managers. This includes the recent promotions of Mark Feier, Eric Nyberg, and Avery Steinlage.

Having served in multiple roles since joining McHutchison in 2014, Feier was most recently nursery manager before his promotion to regional sales manager. With previous oversight of nursery operations including logistics, he will continue to support nursery vendors in the western region.  

Mark Feier

Nyberg has more than 25 years of horticultural field sales experience with nearly 15 years as a young plant broker. He started work as one of four original salespersons for Vaughan’s Horticulture in 2013 and considers both McHutchison and Vaughan’s his family. Nyberg was a key accounts sales representative for three years prior to his promotion to regional sales manager.

Eric Nyberg

Growing up around the horticultural industry, Steinlage has over a decade of formal brokerage experience. He enjoys building strong relationships with customers and colleagues alike while thriving in a team environment. Steinlage joined the McHutchison and Vaughan’s Horticulture teams this past summer and will continue to service selected key accounts along with responsibilities as regional sales manager.

Avery Steinlage

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About McHutchison

Founded in 1902, McHutchison was built on service, quality and dependability. Our company provides the most service-oriented wholesale distribution of plants and related products in North America. The most important resource we have is our dedicated staff, which provide tailored business solutions that drive growth and value for our customers and suppliers. Extensive experience and creative thinking ensure that McHutchison purveys the best suppliers and most sustainable solutions to build any business.

Our virtual store provides online access where customers can select horticultural materials ranging from tissue culture and unrooted cuttings to finished annuals and perennials including trees and shrubs along with supplies. We take pride in maintaining our vision filled with growth and opportunities while staying true to an unwavering commitment to distribute the best quality products and services. For more information on McHutchison, please visit

About Vaughan’s Horticulture
Vaughan’s Horticulture delivers its customers more insight, worth and support. This objective is embedded in the company’s daily actions and is a powerful call among its employees that unlocks Vaughan’s value to their customers. “Delivering more” is not just a tagline, it is how Vaughan’s Horticulture does business every day. For more information on Vaughan’s Horticulture, please visit