40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Dave Van Belle


Van Belle Nursery, Abbotsford, British Columbia

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Responsible for helping implement lean flow manufacturing practices and driving significant technological improvements in company back office processes; Responsible for helping re-brand nursery as two distinct operating units – Young Plants and Retail Ready; Recipient of the Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Award.


Hobbies: Reading, spending time with his children, traveling and running; Favorite foods: “There are too many to list. I haven’t often run into food I didn’t like that’s why I need to run;” Favorite reads: Wall Street Journal, WORLD magazine and historical biographies.

Fun Facts

Dave has traveled to 47 states and seven provinces in Canada.

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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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