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Daniel Cottier to lead Focal Pointe’s Plant Health Initiative

CASEYVILLE, Illinois, June 4, 2024

Focal Pointe announced that Daniel Cottier has joined its team as Director of Plant Health Care (PHC). In his new role, Cottier will oversee a full scope plant health program across the firm’s landscape operations in Kansas, Illinois, Missouri and Oklahoma. The multi-season program will expedite the process of plant disease diagnostics and solutions, and will focus on health and vitality of plants and trees, the assessment and monitoring of invasive pests and disease, and proactive measures to increase soil and ecosystem health.

“I’m excited to join the Focal Pointe team and to be offered the opportunity to build out a best-in-class plant health care program throughout the Midwest. Focal Pointe’s forward-thinking vision, combined with advances being made in plant science, is a perfect

combination and gives me the opportunity to make an impact,” said Cottier. “Being given the freedom to create smart, sustainable programs that increases plant longevity, and adds more value for our clients, is a dream job for me. Not to mention, the warmth and friendliness of all the Focal Pointe employees. It’s a unique opportunity for sure.”

Cottier is a member of the American Society of Consulting Arborists, the International Society of Arboriculture, and the Tree Care Industry Association. He is a Registered Consulting Arborist, a Board-Certified Master Arborist, and a recognized expert in plant and tree health, and environmental risk management. Cottier joins Focal Pointe from Arbor Master in Kansas City, where he served as Director of Arbor Services and PHC Program Manager.

He reports to Focal Pointe Chief Operating Officer, Brett Gordon. “Plant health care is one of many ways we’re innovating on value and shaping the way we think about and care for our customer’s investment. Daniel’s considerable expertise in plant health and deep operational experience will play a key role in our continued growth throughout the Midwest. I’m excited to have him join our growing team.”

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About Focal Pointe

Established in 1998, Focal Pointe is a premier landscape design, installation, and maintenance company serving commercial properties in the St. Louis, Kansas City, Oklahoma City, and Springfield/Branson markets. The company’s portfolio includes prominent commercial real estate accounts across the sports and entertainment, healthcare, education, corporate office, and industrial sectors.

Focal Pointe has been named one of Landscape Management magazine’s largest U.S. landscape companies, and has been recognized as one of the 50 fastest-growing, privately held firms by the St. Louis Business Journal. The company’s commitment to its employees and shared values has earned Focal Pointe several Top Workplace awards from the Saint Louis Post-Dispatch.

Focal Pointe is headquartered in Caseyville, Illinois, with branch offices located in Hazelwood, Missouri; Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri; Springfield and Branson, Missouri; Kansas City, Kansas; and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.