40 Under 40, Class of 2015

April Herring-Murray


Pacific Plug & Liner, Watsonville, California

Job Title

New Product Development/Marketing Manager


Responsible for organizing company’s California Spring Trials event and has helped developed three new plant varieties. Travels extensively to breeders around the world to help company secure exclusive rights to many new and unique plants.


Commuting to the Greenhouse: April likes to ride her bike to work occasionally — it’s a 20-mile trip one way!

Fun Facts

Can’t Live Without: “Chocolate and cheese … I can’t stop eating them!” She also likes Mediterranean food, especially hummus.