40 Under 40, Class of 2014

Thomas Van Wingerden


Metrolina Greenhouse, Huntersville, N.C.

Job Title

Vice President of Greenhouse Operations


Implemented new production processes to improve overall water quality (and ultimately plant health) for the growing operations at Metrolina Greenhouse. Helped optimize and restructure company’s production lines to increase the number of plants the company grows and to meet shipping goals.


Racing Runs in the Family: Like his brother Michael (also a 40 Under 40), Thomas enjoys racing cars and has won more than 100 races during his career.

Fun Facts

The BBQ King: Thomas is an avid BBQer, who enjoys cooking/smoking barbecue on a stainless-steel cooker designed and built by his father and Metrolina founder, the late Tom Van Wingerden.

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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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