Ewing announces executive appointments

Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply recently appointed Tom Childers as the executive vice president of sales and marketing, and also promoted Phil Kerchner to Eastern division vice president.

Childers previously served as the Eastern division vice president, and has been instrumental in the growth and development of Ewing in the east.

“Tom has been invaluable within our executive team as a division leader, and with his extensive experience in sales and marketing within the green industry, I’m looking forward to seeing Tom in his new role and the positive impact it’ll have at Ewing,” said Douglas W. York, Ewing’s president and chief executive officer.


Childers joined Ewing in early 2018, bringing nearly 30 years of sales and marketing experience in the green industry. Previously, Childers was the co-founder and president of Landscape Today, a sales and marketing agency serving green industry manufacturers, for nearly four years. Prior to that, he was the senior vice president of marketing at John Deere Landscapes for nearly 13 years. He also held leadership roles with Toro and Turf Care Products. Childers earned a Master of Business Administration in Marketing from Kennesaw State University in Georgia and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Auburn University in Alabama.


Kerchner joined Ewing in the spring of 2018 as the Northeast/Mid-Atlantic Regional Manager.


“Having Phil assume the division leadership role was a natural fit. He’s done an exceptional job of bringing Ewing’s culture and quality service level into the northeast and I’m confident he will continue to lead our Eastern Division with that same success,” said York.

Kerchner has more than 35 years in the green industry, with more than 20 years of previous experience as a Vice President, successfully leading as many as 160 locations. Previously her served as the Business Development Director at Vista Professional Outdoor Lighting. His role there was to find new market opportunities and support the individual district sales managers in the eastern U.S. Prior to Vista, Kerchner was with John Deere Landscapes for 19 years, most recently serving as their regional vice president. Kerchner earned a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Forestry from West Virginia University.