Marysville, Ohio-based Scotts Miracle-Gro announced that Dave Evans has resigned as chief financial officer and executive VP and has accepted a similar role with Columbus-based Battelle, the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization.
Evans joined Scotts Miracle-Gro as director of finance for operations in 1993 and moved through several roles before being named CFO in 2006.
"To say that Dave made important contributions to the business and to the culture of Scotts Miracle-Gro during his 19 years here is a gross understatement," said Jim Hagedorn, chairman and CEO. "While I am personally and professionally sad to see him leave, I am excited for Dave and his family as he makes this change."
In 2011 Evans' role was expanded to include strategic planning and business development. Evans will remain at Scotts through the filing of its first-quarter results in mid February and is actively working with Hagedorn and the board of directors on creating an orderly transition.
The search for a replacement is under way.