Wim Overbeek - Greenhouse Manager and Founder
Wim Overbeek began the business back in 1974 together with his wife
Wilma. He still works daily, managing the greenhouses as well as the
garden centres in the spring. Wim's dedication to instilling good work
ethic and customer service has made a positive impact on both his
employees and the business.
John Overbeek - President
1-519-424-9689 ext. 25
John Overbeek has always been a part of Floral Express. As a young
boy he walked only one step behind his father, learning all aspects of
the business. In 1996, he officially joined his father Wim at Floral
Express. John still manages the lily sales as well as being President of Floral Express. John's
drive and passion for the business keeps everything running optimally on
a day-to-day basis.
Suzy Caiger - Sales and Marketing Director
1-519-424-9689 ext. 24
Suzy is the Director of Sales, and although she hasn't been with us from
the start, she is a breath of fresh air with her floral knowledge and
industry expertise. Suzy has been in the floral industry since 2002,
where she owned and operated a successful flower shop. Since then, she
has attended and instructed in trade shows and conferences world wide,
and won numerous accolades throughout North America for her floral work. Previously working as the Innovations and Design Manager for three years at Westbrook Floral, Suzy is happy to be a part of the Floral Express team and continues to
build and expand the brand with her knowledge of both the retail and wholesale floral industry.
Jason Hopkin - Director of Operations
Jason is the Director of Operations at Floral Express. A driven and
goal-oriented hard-worker, he has 17 years of Operations Management
experience within various operational roles. With his education in
Supply Chain Management from Humber College, as well as his extensive
background in logistics management, he is a great addition to the team
and will continue to provide excellent customer service and go above and
beyond Clients' needs.
Kim Osmund - Human Resources Manager
1-519-424-9689 ext. 34
Kim joined our team in 2017 and has over 20 years' experience in Human
Resources. As a graduate of the Human Resources Management Program at
Fanshawe College, her expertise as a Generalist includes Recruitment
& Retention, Policies & Procedures, Labour Relations,
Compensation & Pay Equity, Health & Safety, and many more. Her
approach is caring and transparent, ensuring the needs of all employees
are treated with respect and confidentiality.
Gary Dykeman - Fresh Floral Purchaser
1-519-424-9689 ext. 21
Gary Dykeman has been part of our team since 2011 as an import floral
purchaser. He has over 30 years of experience in the floral industry
including logistics, purchasing, sales and management. His extensive
knowledge and passion for the floral industry is a huge asset to our
company as we explore different avenues to provide quality, imported
flowers grown around the world.
Ashlei McKie - Accounts Manager
1-519-424-9689 ext. 45
Although Ashlei is new to the floral industry, she has over 10 years of
sales and customer service experience making her an excellent addition
to the Floral Express sales team. Her dedication and commitment to
learning helps her to go above and beyond for her customers. Ashlei is
also now the social media manager, managing both the Facebook and
Instagram accounts for Floral Express, keeping our customers current on
what’s new and happening.
Janelle Vanden Beukel - Accounts Manager and Border Paperwork Coordinator
1-519-424-9689 ext. 41
Janelle Vanden Beukel was the first sales representative hired at Floral Express. Janelle has been a friendly and enthusiastic member of
the sales team since 2007. Her years of experience have made her a
positive asset to both the customers and her fellow sales team.
Rick Vienneau - Accounts Manager
1-519-424-9689 ext. 43
Rick joined our team in early 2017, though he has been in the floral industry for nearly a decade. Previously working in sales at a leading floral wholesaler in the GTA, he brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. And while he has a background in the wholesale side of the industry, his experience owning a successful flower shop truly sets him apart from the competition and allows him to relate to Customers and help to foster and encourage a team atmosphere here at Floral Express.
Chelsey Boyd - Account Manager and Marketing
1-519-424-9689 ext. 28
Chesley joined the Floral Express team in 2016. She originally started in the Shipping department, where she gained plenty of floral knowledge and learned about the logistics of how the business operates. She is also heavily involved in the Marketing department, where she applies her product knowledge in order to showcase what Floral Express has to offer. Chesley's experience in both Shipping and Marketing make her an asset to the team and allow her to assist her customers with the best possible know-how.
Pat Webb - Accounting
1-519-424-9689 ext. 33
Pat Webb started as a bookkeeper for the Floral Express in 2008. She is
involved in many areas of the business including Acounts Payable,
Accounts Receivable and Human Resources. Her years of dependability at
The Floral Express have made her an appreciated and valued employee.
Laura McNamara - Reception
1-519-424-9689 ext. 22
Laura started working at Floral Express in early 2017. She has over 8 years of experience in the Administrative field. And although she is involved in many departments throughout the company, it's usually her voice you hear when you call Floral Express! Her years of experience have made her a valuable addition to our team.