40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Brian Weesies

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Mast Young Plants, Grand Rapids, Mich.

Job Title

General Manager


Responsible for all production operations including managing relationships with breeders and brokers, overseeing R&D, plant trialing, transportation and administration; Implemented lean flow techniques in specific areas that helped reduce losses in propagation, increase order fulfillment, expand product offerings and improve variety selection and timing for finished business.


Favorite authors: Lee Child, John Grisham, Scott Thor and James Patterson; Hobbies: Fishing, camping, hunting, running, golf “and hanging out with my kids.”

Fun Facts

Brian took up running at age 32 and has completed six 25-km races (he’ll run his seventh this month) and four half marathons.

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GPN recognizes 40 industry professionals under the age of 40 who are helping to determine the future of the horticulture industry. These individuals are today’s movers and shakers who are already setting the pace for tomorrow.

75 Applewood Drive, Suite A
P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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