40 Under 40, Class of 2012

Gladys Andiru Opiyo


Shenandoah Growers, Harrisonburg, Va.

Job Title



Reorganized production systems in 17,000-square-foot greenhouse, improving overall efficiency and product quality; Improved company’s propagation of mint plants by 50 percent – from 40 percent to 90 percent; Created a successful propagation program of rosemary plants to supply half of company’s plug requirements for year-round production.


Books on the nightstand: Flower Confidential and The Orchid Thief; Favorite vacation spot: Gladys likes to return to her hometown of Moyo and “just relax and enjoy time at home with my parents and siblings;” Gladys left Uganda to go to college in Costa Rica and became fluent in Spanish in three months.

Fun Facts

Can’t live without: Coffee

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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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