In an industry grown from family-owned companies, Ewing Irrigation & Landscape Supply is striving to maintain that culture with the addition of the fourth generation of family leadership. Jack York, son of Ewing president and chief executive officer Douglas W. York, has joined the green industry wholesale distributor to open a new Ewing location in the New York tri-state area and serve as its branch manager.
“Starting with my grandfather, King Ewing, we’ve grown the company with a focus on caring for our customers and creating a family-like culture. I am proud to continue that tradition and legacy with my son joining Ewing,” said Doug York.
Ewing has had a tremendous year of growth, expanding into key markets such as the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. With Jack York’s experience in the area and with Ewing, he’ll support the company’s long-term expansion efforts while building upon the success and future of the company. With his experience as an investment banking analyst, York will also support Ewing as a National Business Development Analyst.
This isn’t York’s first experience working at Ewing. He’s grown up part of the company, working in the mailroom and at Phoenix branches as a service professional and truck driver. During college, he interned in the purchasing department as a buyer and in the finance and accounting departments.
“I’m excited to be coming back to the family business because there are a lot of changes happening throughout the green industry. I believe inserting myself at the ground level in the midst of all that change will be beneficial to my development and can also help the company navigate those challenges,” said York.
After graduating from The University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics, with a concentration in finance, York moved to Australia as a professional import player and coach for American football for teams in Melbourne and Sydney. After moving back to the states, York joined PJ Solomon, an investment banking advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) in New York City. At PJ Solomon, he worked on various M&A transactions, specifically in the retail, technology, media and telecommunications and restaurant industries.