40 Under 40, Class of 2019

John Santoro


Berger Horticultural Products

Job Title

Division Sales Manager


  • Successfully transitioned from grower at two different top 50 greenhouse producers to product sales rep to manager within two years.
  • Currently leads a team of five sales representatives in the East and Midwest regions with a focus on customer service and comprehensive product support.


John’s favorite movie is “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.” In fact, he has the character tattooed on his arm.

Fun Facts

John is the youngest of five children in his family. John pursued his career in one type of green industry, all of his siblings did in another green industry — they all work in corporate banking on Wall Street.

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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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