Fall Creek Appoints Tom Blaser to Outside Board of Directors
EUGENE, OR - Shaking up its leadership team, Fall Creek Farm & Nursery recently announced that a new Board member is on the scene. The blueberry breeder has appointed Tom Blaser to its Professional Board of Directors, bringing the Fall Creek Board to nine individuals. Blaser brings with him vast experience in strategic, operational, and financial management roles, having most recently served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of W.R. Grace, a global specialty chemical company.
“I’m honored to join Fall Creek’s accomplished Board and leadership team and to support them in continuing the company’s tremendous success and increasing global profile,” said Blaser. “I was drawn to the opportunity because of the organization’s entrepreneurial spirit and culture, and I look forward to helping them continue to improve current business performance and achieve their goals.”
Prior to joining the Board of Directors and his role at W.R. Grace, Blaser served as President of the North American Business Unit of Arysta LifeScience Corporation, according to a press release. The company is a $1.6 billion private equity-backed, global agricultural chemical and life science business.
Over the past several years, Fall Creek has expanded its Profesisonal Board of Directors from entirely family shareholders to include external industry leaders with a wide range of expertise in order to grow the company’s business perspective. In his new role, Blaser will join Mark Frandsen, Elin Miller, Kevin Murphy, and Roland Wolfram, other non-family, non-Executive Directors to help continue to expand Fall Creek’s business.
“As a family company, we know it’s crucial to have a strong board and appreciate the skills and contributions of outside board members to support us in doing the best job we can—and Tom is an example of someone who’ll help us continue to elevate operations,” said Dave Brazelton, Co-Founder and Executive Chair of the Board. “He brings world-class financial acumen and experience in strategy and business leadership. He will be a great addition as we strive to better serve our customers, our industry, and our communities.”
We would like to congratulate Tom Blaser on his new role and look forward to seeing how his experience will benefit Fall Creek.