40 Under 40, Class of 2019

Catherine Blaney


Darwin Perennials

Job Title

Operations Manager


  • Participated in the initiation of the AutoStix transplant technology with the team at Darwin Colombia to provide labor-saving solutions for producing high-quality perennials.
  • Completed her MBA degree while working full time as a regional supply manager for the Ball Seed Co.


Cat is an avid gardener. “I grow everything from asparagus to zinnias. The garden usually produces a few hundred pounds of heirloom tomatoes, which I make into the best pasta sauce and bruschetta.”

Fun Facts

Favorite Book: “The Power of One” by Bryce Courtenay. “There are so many powerful messages in this story like, ‘First with the head, then with the heart. You’ll be ahead from the start.’”