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Harrell’s Announces New President and Vice Chairman of the Board

Published on 12/28/2023

Lakeland, Florida, January 1, 2024 – Employee-owned Harrell’s LLC, announced the appointment of current Harrell’s Chief Operating Officer, Jack Harrell III, as their new President and COO. Jack will succeed current Harrell’s President of nearly 20 years, Dave Schermerhorn, who will be shifting roles to Vice Chairman of the Board at Harrell’s, LLC. The news comes from the company’s annual National Sales Meeting where Harrell’s CEO and Chairman of the Board, Jack Harrell Jr., was joined onstage by both Jack and Dave to make the historic announcement. 

Jack Harrell III is a highly respected leader at Harrell’s with 14 years of experience and will continue to propel the company into the future. Regarding the new appointments, Jack had this to say, “It is an honor to take on this new responsibility. I’ve worked very closely with Dave for many years now and I look forward to working with him and my dad for years to come.” 

Dave Schermerhorn has been leading the charge with CEO and Chairman of the Board, Jack Harrell Jr. for 19 years and is looking forward to his new position and the opportunities it brings for Harrell’s moving forward. Dave said, “I am excited about this new role as Vice Chairman. I look forward to working with Jack Jr. and Jack III into the future and supporting the team.” 

CEO and Chairman of the Board, Jack Harrell Jr. is looking forward to both Dave and Jack’s new roles and the things they will accomplish together and on their own in the years to come. He also had this to say, “Dave has been an outstanding partner and friend and he and I look forward to supporting Jack and the team he has assembled.” 

About Harrell’s, LLC- In addition to being one of the nation’s largest distributors of branded fungicides, herbicides, and insecticides, Harrell’s produces top-quality, custom-blended fertilizers, specialty liquids, and wetting agents. Harrell’s guarantees stringent quality control procedures, tight manufacturing specifications, and careful selection of raw materials for each product that carries the Harrell’s name. Additionally, Harrell’s is proud to be the exclusive United States owner, formulator, and distributor of all POLYON® branded products. 

For more information about Harrell’s, including the company’s core values to serve, honor, and glorify God, take care of people, and grow in financial strength, visit


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