"I’ve done business with Chuck Zala for 20+ years. I’ve always found him to be fair and honest. He constantly strives to achieve the win-win outcome in any situation. Over the years I’ve relied greatly on Chuck’s knowledge of the horticulture industry. He is well known and respected."
Vice President/General Manager
Summit Plastic Company
I have known and worked with Chuck Zala at Costa Farms for over 25 years, his experience and work in the Hardgoods Sourcing of Ornamental Horticulture products is better than anyone I know in the industry. His product knowledge and years of experience are a value add to any organization. Chuck is a unique individual who has the ability to make the most of sourcing situations. His vast global industry contacts and relationships are the best. Chuck can not only help anyone find more cost effective and better quality products, but he can help find the right products for your organization. His experience allows him to understand your needs and find those cost saving opportunities that are compatible with your current equipment and operating structure. He is a true subject matter expert. I am lucky to know and have worked with this legend in the industry.
"I have worked with Chuck Zala over 15 years on various large and small projects. Chuck has a unique ability to bring a project together utilizing all parties involved both internal and external. Chuck creates and motivates teams on projects that ensures all parties interests are considered, discussed, and implemented where agreed upon. It is a pleasure to work on projects with Chuck because you know they will get done and done right."
CEO, Great Lakes Label LLC
"I have known Chuck Zala since October 2015, working with him as a supplier of raw materials to Costa Farms. Specifically, when I presented my HydraFiber product to him, Chuck knew that he was looking at a product that would revolutionize the industry. He very quickly pulled together the right people and the right plan to evaluate our substrate material, understand the economic impact of HydraFiber and ultimately receive approval for use across the Costa Farms organization. Chuck's years of experience in the industry have given him the ability and skills to see topics and opportunities from so many different vantage points. With his positive attitude and desire to excel, his industry expertise and his ‘street smarts’, he will be able to pivot into many different roles and do well.
Director of Business Development – Growers