Corporate Offices

Corporate Offices

The GSky corporate headquarters are based in the U.S. and Canada and we have a growing network of Authorized Dealers who are trained to sell, install and maintain our products throughout the globe.

U.S.

25 Seabreeze Ave, Unit 404
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Phone: 561-894-8688
Fax: 888-508-8005

U.S.

25 Seabreeze Ave, Unit 404
Delray Beach, FL 33483
Phone: 561-894-8688
Fax: 888-508-8005

Hal Thorne

Chairman & CEO
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Hal Thorne spent 25 plus years with Pioneer Hi- Bred International, the world’s leading plant genetic company. He held several positions including roles as VP for Business Development and VP for Global Sales and Marketing. DuPont purchased Pioneer in 1999, and Thorne was part of management at DuPont for both the seed and agrochemical groups for several years thereafter before retiring. He has consulted with several small, plant related businesses prior to GSky.

Mr. Thorne and an investor group joined GSky in 2007 (at the time known as Eco Innovations Inc), and has served as Chairman and CEO since that time.

Debbie Kotalic

Director of Artistic Horticultural Design
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Debbie Kotalic is one of the more highly-respected landscape designers in the Green industry. She oversees the plant design process for all GSky projects and manages GSky relations with nurseries in the U.S. and Canada. Kotalic also coordinates maintenance for most GSky projects.

Prior to joining GSky in 2008, Kotalic co-owned a landscape design business and founded a successful production and retail nursery. Kotalic has been active with many landscaping business and community organizations in her native West Virginia. In 2009, Kotalic received a Citizenship Award for organizing and implementing community beautification projects with the local and state parks in West Virginia.

Kotalic has been published in a number of national industry publications, been a featured speaker at several landscaping seminars, conducted workshops and made TV appearances on the benefits of plant designing for longevity. She has a degree from the University of West Virginia as well as several design certifications.

Brent Bock

Sales Manager
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Brent is Sales Manager for GSky with primary responsibilities for the East Coast and the Southern US.He is an experienced contractor and project manager with 30 years of industry experience.

In his prior job he was an Estimator / Project Manager for a carpentry / cabinet firm in Michigan. This role provided valuable experience with both residential and commercial construction of custom made, finished products.

Dan Ballay

Service Manager
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Dan has a B.S. degree in Agriculture from Ohio State University. His previous employers include Valley Crest Environmental Industries, One Source Landscape, and Down to Earth Landscape and Irrigation. In each of these roles he was responsible for service contracts and service teams.

His experience includes irrigation, horticultural services, annual color, tree care, and landscaping. He is a State of Florida Certified Pest Operator, L&O classification, and he is Florida Green Industries Best Management Practices Certified.

Alejandro Bolanos

Project Manager
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Alex is Project Manager for GSky, responsible to oversee Green Wall installations throughout the US and to provide partners with training and needed support.

A graduate of Florida International University with a degree in Construction Management, he comes to us from HAS Engineering and Scientists where he performed forensic investigations within residential and commercial buildings. He has significant experience scheduling and supervising project work in construction.

Sandi Euler

Administrative Assistant
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Sandy is an experienced Administrative professional. Her prior position was working as an Administrative Assistant for Certified Contracting Group, a roofing company in Florida. She is used to providing support to Project Managers and Property Managers, and she is used to a multi-faceted fast paced office environment. She will manage the office and provide support to Plant Design and Procurement, Maintenance and Project Managers.

MaryGrace Baldonado

Bookkeeper
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MaryGrace graduated from Centro Escolar University in Manila, Philippines and has a masters degree in accounting from Nova Southeastern University here in Florida. An experienced bookkeeper, her last job was with an accounting firm in Delray Beach, Florida as an accounting assistant.

Canada

318 Homer St, Unit 601
Vancouver, BC V6B 2V2
Phone: 888-708-4759
Fax: 888-508-8005

Canada

318 Homer St, Unit 601
Vancouver, BC V6B 2V2
Phone: 888-708-4759
Fax: 888-508-8005

Takashi Sawada

General Manager Canada
Operations Manager
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Employee #1: Takashi Sawada served as GSky’s building technologist from 2005 to 2008 until he was promoted to Project Manager. In that role, he expanded GSky’s contracting capacity and help to initiate our Certified Contractor program. In the Fall of 2012, Takashi was promoted to our Operations Manager where he remains today.

Takashi was the first employee to join Chad Sichello at GSky. Sawada started with GSky immediately after he graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology with a diploma in Architectural Technology specializing in Building Envelope Design.

Adam Parisien

Sales Associate
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Adam started with GSky in the summer of 2011. His roles include sales support and client relations as well as administrative assistance for the Vancouver branch of the company. Adam communicates with architects, general contractors and owners in the design phase of upcoming projects and works with the GSky Maintenance Manager following installation.

In 2008 Adam graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts and was employed at the University prior to joining GSky.

Scot Burrows

Project Supervisor
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Scott joined GSky in the summer of 2010. His current roles include conducting site visits and supervising installations for projects in North America. He also provides telephone direction and support for GSky Green Walls throughout North America.

Scott comes from a diverse landscaping and plant nursery background and his experience with the various Green Wall systems enables him to be a crucial part of the GSky projects team and maintenance support network.

Anna Vasylyevska

Controller
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Anna joined the GSky team in 2012 as a bookkeeping controller assistant in the accounting department.

As a part of her role, Anna organizes the company payroll, maintains accounts with vendors and suppliers and other accounting duties. While working at GSky, Anna is also a CGA student working to complete her certification.

Kristine Smith

Maintenance Technician
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Kristine joined GSky in the Fall of 2012, she’s in charge of the care and service of our Green Walls in Calgary.

Amy Kam

Supply Chain Manager
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Amy is the Supply Chain Manager at GSKY. Her responsibilities for Supply Chain functions range from purchasing, logistics, inventory to vendor management.

Amy is enthusiastic for the products and is proud to be part of a team that provides Living Greenwalls to Corporations and Homes across North America, Middle East, Australia and Europe.

Amy graduated from Simon Fraser University with a Bachelor of General Studies. Amy is a certified SCMP (Supply Chain Management Professional) since 2011 and has over 17 years of Supply Chain experience across the Living Greenwalls, food, alcohol and apparel industries.

Kashyap Tank

Architectural Technician
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Kashyap joined GSky in the spring of 2016 as an Architectural Technician. His role includes producing green wall shop drawings and the technical specification drawings that support GSky’s installation, plant design, and logistics departments.

Kashyap’s past occupational experiences include working with high-profile architectural firms and modular construction companies, bringing 16 years of drafting experience to the GSky team. He possesses impeccable technical and computer skills including extensive experience with Auto-CAD, 3D Studio Max, Revit, Sketch up and other graphic communication programs.

Daniel Lorenson

Western Region Service Manager
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Daniel possesses extensive background and familiarity in all aspects of Service Operations. He had 10 plus years with Ambius (part of a large, global interiorscape company) in both Seattle and Portland where he managed service management functions pertaining to route efficiency, replacement orders, seasonal color enhancements, estimating and design collaboration with sales team and renovations. He has also been a Landscape Account Manager and a Master Grower. He earned a B.S. in Forestry Conservation from the University of Washington.

Europe

Phone: 561-894-8688

Fax: 561-274-1922

Europe

Phone: 561-894-8688

Fax: 561-274-1922

Jean-Pierre Sijmons

Europe Director
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Jean-Pierre has owned his own Interiorscape business in the Denver, Colorado area for the past 16 years. A Dutch and US citizen, he held previous positions with Veldkamp’s Interior Landscaping, Inc and Plantscaping, B.V. For these companies he held various roles of Operations Manager, Acquisition Manager, and General Manager. He obtained a degree in Horticulture Business Manager from AOC Breda in southern Netherlands. Jean-Pierre plans to relocate to Europe sometime in the 12 to 18 months.

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