40 Under 40, Class of 2013

Ivan Tchakarov

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Metrolina Greenhouses, Huntersville, N.C.

Job Title

Director of Growing


Responsible for implementing new grower protocols that builds systemic mastery of every item within the system including weekly photos of how a variety should look in every phase of the process; Implemented scheduling/growing improvements in plug program that increased yields 20 percent


Favorite author: Clive Cussler. “He has a very adventurous type of writing that speaks to me.” Favorite foods: Fish, sushi and lamb chops.

Fun Facts

Ivan’s younger sister was once Sylvester Stallone’s personal assistant.

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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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