Todd Plaxton has joined greenhouse grower Houweling’s Group as account manager, servicing retail customer accounts in the Western U.S. and Canada.

Plaxton comes to Houweling’s from The Oppenheimer Group, which he joined in 2015 as a member of the sales staff. Before that, he was with Nestle Canada Inc. and the Star Group, which includes Canadian greenhouse grower BC Hot House.

“Todd brings the skillset, dedication and drive that is required in our industry,” Houweling’s Group executive vice president Mike Reed said in a news release. “His experience within the greenhouse sector enables him to hit the ground running while also bringing a solid business approach.”

Plaxton will be based in Houweling’s Camarillo, Calif., office. He’ll focus on “premium” retail accounts, according to the release.

“Major retailers continue to adjust and address their supply chain, favoring a direct relationship with growers,” he said in the release. “Houweling’s has done a tremendous job at fostering these retail relationships and I look forward to building on the upward trend with my accounts.”