Smithers-Oasis Company Remembers Former President, Ted Smithers

The floral community mourns the loss of Theodore (Ted) Smithers, who passed away on March 28, 2012, at the age of 88. The son of floral foam inventor, V.L. Smithers, Ted Smithers was integral in growing Smithers-Oasis into a world-class operation distributing OASIS® branded products to florists throughout the globe. With a high degree of integrity and a commitment to social and corporate responsibility, Mr. Smithers achieved great success in both his personal and business …

Company’s succession plan is announced

Smithers-Oasis Company, a global manufacturer and marketer of floral foam, floral accessories, postharvest products, and grower media headquartered in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, today announced the transfer of majority ownership of the company from Charles Walton to a team of internal global senior managers, effective immediately. Walton, who has been with Smithers-Oasis Company for 35 years and has served as its Chairman for the past 24 years, acquired the Smithers’ family interest in the company in …

Revolutionary floral foam improvement introduced globally

Smithers‐Oasis Introduces Revolutionary New Floral Foam First Floral Foam to Keep Flowers as Fresh as Flowers in a Vase Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio (February 14, 2011) – Firmly underscoring its leadership in floral foam innovation, Smithers‐Oasis, the company that invented the floral foam category, has just reinvented it with the development of its revolutionary OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife.  With the introduction of OASIS® Floral Foam Maxlife, florists can now offer customers around the world the unmatched ability …

Society of American Florists honors Robert Williams II

The U.S. floral industry trade association honored Robert Williams II, AAF, in September for excellence in professional floral communication with induction into the Society of American Florists’ (SAF) Professional Floral Communicators – International (PFCI), the floral industry’s speakers bureau. As the vice president of North American Operations for Smithers-Oasis, Williams addresses industry trade associations, retail groups and professional and academic conferences. His industry programs are tailored specific to the audience (growers, wholesalers or retailers). Williams …

Smithers-Oasis expanding production of Floralife® brand postharvest products in Belgium

Smithers-Oasis Company is expanding its facility in Belgium, adding manufacturing capabilities to better serve its customers throughout Europe for products marketed under its OASIS® Floralife® brand postharvest products. “Europe continues to be a thriving market for our OASIS® Floralife® brand postharvest products,” said Eduard Kremer, Vice President Central and Eastern Europe. “We are demonstrating our commitment to this important and growing customer base by opening a manufacturing site located within Europe, where we believe we can …

Smithers-Oasis Central & Eastern European Operations Vice President Named

Smithers-Oasis announces the appointment of Eduard Kremer to the new position of Vice President – Central and Eastern European Operations. In his new role, Eduard has responsibility for the company’s operations in Germany, France, Belgium, and Slovenia, which serve many markets throughout Central and Eastern Europe.

Smithers-Oasis Northern European & Mediterranean Operations Vice President Named

Smithers-Oasis announces the appointment of Stephen Short to the new position of Vice President and Managing Director – Northern European and Mediterranean Operations. In his new role, Stephen has responsibility for our operations in the United Kingdom and Spain, which serve many markets throughout Northern Europe and the Mediterranean.