Dennis Riling
40 Under 40, Class of 2022

Dennis Riling



Job Title

Chief Revenue Officer


  • Helped develop the Veteran Organic Farming Program with Delaware Valley University and the Rodale Institute to help veterans find their place in the world after their military service.
  • Started Veg-e Systems, a vertical, hydroponics farming R&D company in 2012.
  • Helped develop the horticulture lighting division at Illumitex.


A Valiant Vet: Dennis is a former Marine who is always looking for ways to give back to the community and others, like developing a community-supported agriculture program or contributing to the world’s food security and sustainability.

Fun Facts

After Hours: When he isn’t working, Dennis says he is a “closet artist,” he also likes to read and grow bananas in his “home food forest.”

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