Suite Plants - Living Wall Systems

Our Team

 

About Us

Suite Plants is a family-owned business based in New York. We rely heavily on our Dutch roots to bring cutting edge European greenwalls to the North American market. Since 2013, we have been on a mission to improve indoor and outdoor spaces by designing, manufacturing and installing the world’s best greenwall system. We continue to provide quality products through our affiliations with the leading Dutch greenwall manufacturer, Mobilane B.V., and a century-old family nursery, Darthuizer Groep.

We currently have more than 150 greenwalls and over 2,000 of our LivePicture products installed all across North America. We’d love to help add greenery to your space. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with questions about our products or for your next project.

We are a proud member of Green Plants for Green Buildings.

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Meet the Team

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Eric Westerduin, Partner and Strategy Director
eric@suiteplants.com
Eric brings financial acumen and an entrepreneurial flair to the Suite Plants team. Eric was destined to be an entrepreneur; he started his first business at age nine and majored in Entrepreneurship at Cornell University. In an ill-fated attempt to get rich quick, Eric went to Wall Street after graduation and worked as an investment banker for Bear Stearns, JP Morgan and Rabobank. After many years of long hours and low pay, Eric left the financial world behind in order to help start Suite Plants. Eric moved out of his tiny Manhattan apartment and now lives in Charlotte, NC. Eric is happiest when he’s traveling or watching a Formula 1 race.

Eric is a registered trainer for Green Plants for Green Buildings and is available to give continuing education classes on Advanced Living Walls with Case Studies for the Architect and Design Community. Email him to schedule an appointment.

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Bharath Sithian, Partner and Sales Director
bharath@suiteplants.com
Bharath joined the Suite Plants team in 2016. An NYC native, Bharath attended the University of Chicago, where he graduated with a bachelors degree in economics and was a 4 year varsity letterman and 2 year captain of the Men’s tennis team.  After college, Bharath worked as a bond and derivatives trader at JP Morgan for 6 years. Suite Plants is his second entrepreneurial venture. In his spare time, Bharath enjoys  teaching tennis, running, and volunteering. He is fluent in Spanish and is clearly proud of his accent.

Bharath is a registered trainer for Green Plants for Green Buildings and is available to give continuing education classes on Advanced Living Walls with Case Studies for the Architect and Design Community. Email him to schedule an appointment.
 

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Hans Westerduin, Partner and Commercial Director
hans@suiteplants.com
Hans brings the thickest Dutch accent and years of experience as both a business manager and sports coach to the Suite Plants team. After a 20-year career as an officer in the Dutch military, Hans built a successful business career, having been a commercial director at Mobilane (green walls), Kingspan (building industry) and Wolters Kluwer (publishing). Simultaneous with his business career, Hans served as the head coach for many different soccer teams in the highest ranks of Dutch “amateur” competition as well as the Dutch National Military team. If not for a knee injury, Hans might still be a professional soccer player in Holland.

Henk Westerduin, Partner and Marketing Director
henk@suiteplants.com
In his younger years, Henk was an F-16 fighter jet pilot in the Dutch Air Force and an instructor at the NATO Top Gun School (fair warning: nothing that comes after this is as cool as the first sentence). Henk brings years of operations experience and fluency in five languages to the Suite Plants team. After his military career, Henk was an international pilot for both TWA and American Airlines, having flown 747s, 757s and 767s. After retiring from the airlines, Henk served as the Director of Operations for a private jet brokerage company. In his spare time, Henk enjoys going hiking with his wife Teresa and their two dogs, a black lab and a St. Bernard.