Eric Waterman: National Sales Manager
Eric has been with Quick Plug North America since 2012 and holds a degree in Landscape Horticulture from the University of Maine.
Brian Kura – Managing Director
Brian Kura is a proven senior executive that has delivered consistent result with both multi-
billion-dollar corporations and smaller regional entrepreneurial companies. In doing so Brian
has gained valuable experience interacting with senior leadership, corporate boards of
directors, investors, banks and industry leaders.
Prior to joining Quick Plug, Brian was an equity partner at Columbus, OH based Ohio Mulch.
Here he led efforts to accelerate sales growth, updating the companies’ operating system
and transitioning to a new point-of-sale system for the company’s retail locations.
Jason Barrett – Sales Manager
Jason Barrett joined Quick Plug North America in 2021. Prior to joining Quick Plug NA, Jason’s professional career spans 20+ years in the Horticulture industry. Jason holds a degree in Landscape Horticulture from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, and is an accredited LEED AP BD+ C professional.
Paul Cooper – Senior Sales Strategy Manager, North America
Paul Cooper comes to Quick Plug North America with over 23 years of industry experience, 18 of which have been at a Senior Management capacity. Paul was most recently the National Sales Manager at the Henry F. Michell Company and prior to that, he worked as a Senior Manager for SHS Griffin and Syngenta. Paul holds a degree in Business Management from San Diego State University.
James Atkins – Sales Manager
James graduated with a degree in Agronomy from North Carolina State University while working with the cotton specialist helping to improve genetics and best management practices. After his time at NC State, he went on to study and earn a degree in Environmental Horticulture from Clemson University wile working with Stacy’s Greenhouses (now Metrolina) as the trials coordinator focused on trialing and assessing ornamental varieties performance.
Prior to joining QuickPlug, James covered the Southeast as the Technical Rep for BioSafe Systems focusing on Ornamental and Hemp production, as well as working previously as a Plant Broker selling young plant material with SHS/Griffin.