40 Under 40, Class of 2016

Matthew Fratino


Perishable Transport Solutions, Forest Park, Georgia

Job Title



  • Founded a logistics company with the vision to streamline the import process of young plant shipments into Atlanta, Georgia — at the age of 23.
  • Over the last 10 years, helped take the USDA plant inspection in Atlanta from number 15 in number of units received in the U.S. to number 2 (3.9 million in 2006 to now approximately 200 million units).


Gotta Be Near It: Water. “Whether it is the ocean or a lake — the peace of mind I get with being by the water. I just love the calm and relaxed setting.”

Fun Facts

Who Knew? As a boy growing up in Orlando, Matt played on the same Little League baseball team with all-star pitcher Zack Greinke of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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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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P.O. Box 128
Sparta, MI 49345

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