J. Berry hires new general manager

J. Berry hires new general manager

Tom Bloomer brings a military background and precision process expertise to the Texas-based nursery.


GRAND SALINE, Texas -- J. Berry Nursery has announced the addition of Tom Bloomer to its team as the new general manager.

Bloomer comes to J. Berry from Paris Island, S.C. but grew up a Buckeye in Niles, Ohio before heading to the Naval Air Technical Training Command to study avionics. He has served as the COO of Definitive Design supporting Joint Strike Fighter Development, as the Global Director of Flowserve and Global Director of Franklin Valve, managing process and regulatory requirements across multiple manufacturing facilities in Italy, Germany, UK, Dubai, China and India.

Bloomer, his wife, son and daughter have all served in the military. But a love of the land and plants have been at the core of their family life. His wife runs the family farm where they homestead, raising livestock and gardening. They have around 500 animals including a pet wild pig named Jessie. 

With Bloomer's hands-on agriculture and horticulture lifestyle combined with his precision process expertise, global participation and background beyond the green industry, he'll bring a fresh perspective and insight that J. Berry Nursery believes will push the nursery and its brands to evolve and grow to reach an entirely new level of business success.

Photo provided by J. Berry Nursery.