40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Chad Olson

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Olson’s Greenhouse Gardens, Salem, Utah

Job Title

V.P., Operations


Helped design and build Olson’s state of the art greenhouse facility; Instrumental in company expansion while improving production efficiencies and product quality; Actively participated in company’s Veriflora certification process.


Favorite food: authentic Mexican like carnitas or carne asada with homemade beans and rice; Favorite books: The Game of Work and Who Moved My Cheese? “I think work is much better if you try to make it fun. We always need to look for new ways of doing things to not get stagnant in life.”

Fun Facts

Chad speaks three languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese). When he was 19, Chad served a two-year church mission in Brazil. “You really grow up fast living away from your family in another country from ages 19 to 21.”

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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.

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