Charles Walton

Former Officer at United States Army

Charles Walton

Charles Walton

Former Officer at United States Army

Biography

Charles F. Walton graduated in 1966 with a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture. After serving as an officer in the U.S. Army, he joined Davey Tree Expert Company and later, Smithers-Oasis Company, an international producer and marketer of floral and horticultural products. During his career, Walton has held a variety of positions ranging from marketing and product development to president and chief executive officer. In 1986, he acquired the Smithers-Oasis Company from its family owners and in 2010 transferred ownership to his international management team. Today, he serves as a member of its board of directors. Walton has served on the College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council for the last 16 years. He and his wife, April, reside in Ohio.

Overview
Career Highlights

Smithers-Oasis Co.

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2124

Primary Location

Ohio

Number of Boards

3

Number of Awards

1

Interests

Family, Writing, Hunting, Fly-fishing

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Former Member, Board of Directors at Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

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President & Chief Executive Officer at Smithers-Oasis Co.

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Vice President at Western Association of Food Chains, Inc.

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Member, Advisory Council at California Polytechnic State University - College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

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Member, Advisory Council at California Polytechnic State University - College of Agriculture, Food & Environmental Sciences

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Co-Founder at Sustainable Conservation

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Member, Board of Directors at California Polytechnic State University Foundation

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Administrator at California Farm Bureau Federation

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Vice President at Ducks Unlimited, Inc.

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Co-Founder at Bronco Wine Co.

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Former Member, Board of Directors at Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park

THE CONSERVANCY IS THE FRIENDS GROUP FOR CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK AND ENGAGES PUBLIC SUPPORT AND PROVIDES SERVICES TO ENHANCE PUBLIC USE AND ENJOYMENT OF THE PARK.

Career History
President & Chief Executive Officer
1975 - Prior

Smithers-Oasis Co. engages in the manufacture and market of floral products and accessories. It offers floral foam, accents, tools and basics, containers, floral spray color and flower care. The company was founded by Vernon Lewis Smithers in 1954 and is headquartered in Kent, OH.

Officer
Prior

The United States Army (USA) is the main branch of the United States Armed Forces responsible for land-based military operations. It is the largest and oldest established branch of the U.S. military, and is one of seven U.S. uniformed services.

Professional
Prior

The Davey Tree Expert Co. engages in the provision of arboricultural, horticultural, environmental, and consulting services. It operates through the follwing segments: Residential and Commercial Services; Utility; and All Other. The Residential and Commercial Services segment comprises treatment, preservation, maintenance, removal and planting of trees, shrubs and other plant life; practice of landscaping, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, tree feeding, and tree spraying; application of fertilizer, herbicides, and insecticides; and natural resource management and consulting, forestry research and development, and environmental planning. The Utility segment offers services to utility customers-investor-owned, municipal utilities, and rural electric cooperatives such as practice of line-clearing and vegetation management around power lines, rights-of-way, and chemical brush control; and natural resource management and consulting, forestry research and development, and environmental planning. The All Other segment include activities in research, technical support, and laboratory diagnostic facilities. The company was founded by John Davey in 1880 and is headquartered in Kent, OH.

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$50K - $75K
2016

THE AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT IS DEVOTED TO THE ACQUISITION AND DISSEMINATION OF FUNDS DESIGNATED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATON AND SCIENCE IN THE FLORICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURAL FIELD. ITEMS FUNDED BY THE ENDOWMENT INCLUDE RESEARCH AND STUDIES, SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

$25K - $50K
2015

THE AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT IS DEVOTED TO THE ACQUISITION AND DISSEMINATION OF FUNDS DESIGNATED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATON AND SCIENCE IN THE FLORICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURAL FIELD. ITEMS FUNDED BY THE ENDOWMENT INCLUDE RESEARCH AND STUDIES, SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

$5,000 - $10K
2014

THE AMERICAN FLORAL ENDOWMENT IS DEVOTED TO THE ACQUISITION AND DISSEMINATION OF FUNDS DESIGNATED FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF EDUCATON AND SCIENCE IN THE FLORICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HORTICULTURAL FIELD. ITEMS FUNDED BY THE ENDOWMENT INCLUDE RESEARCH AND STUDIES, SCHOLARSHIPS, INTERNSHIPS, AND OTHER EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES.

Awards & Honors
2015
Cal Poly Honored Alumni Award
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